WHAT EXACTLY IS EMOTION?

Author: Enahoro Okhae, Simeon's Pivot Resources

 

There are various ways through which the word Emotion can be explained.Define Emotion

From the biological perspective, Emotions are electro-chemical impulses carried by neuro-petals found throughout our body and brain. When there is an impact or stimulus upon us, (when something happens to us) the electro-chemicals flushes throughout our body within the quarter of a second and creates a change in our physiology. That change is what you feel and translate as joy, anger, sadness fear, shock, nervousness, sober etc. with this explanation, emotion is neither Positive nor Negative; it’s simply a state created by electro-chemicals flushing through your body.

From the above, we can also describe Emotion as Data; simply because it tells you what is happening to you; so when someone insults you for examDefine Emotionsple and sustain a feeling, what you feel is a message. If you can analyze your immediate feeling after an impact comes upon you, then you will understand yourself better.

Emotion can also be explained as the response or reaction to people, events, situations and places that engages your mind and body, simply means that your response and reaction to a particular impact exhibited by your physiology tells your emotions.

Furthermore, Emotion can be the explained as a mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and often accomplished by physiological changes.

The difficulty in having a fixed definition to Emotion is that we can become intelligent enough to manipulate what we feel or create a difference between what we feel and what we exhibit.

While there are about 3000 words in English language that can be used to describe the emotion we sustain, we ordinarily use a few words.

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Some Emotions we sustain include Joy, Love, Fear, Ecstasy, Sadness, Annoyance, Remorse, Apprehension, Grief, Amazement, Nervousness, Aroused, Surprise, Boredom, Depression, Interest, Glum, Anticipation, Admiration, Contempt, Jovial, Gladness, Satisfaction, Shame,  Cheerfulness, Excitement, Relief, Astonished, Insecurity, Panic, Uneasy, Jealous, Envy etc.

It’s not enough to understand emotion; what is important is to be Emotionally Intelligent.

 

 

 

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January 24, 2017

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