ANGER (aggravation, annoyance, frustration, impatience, irritation, resentment) –Loss of control over others or self and attempt to regain it.

ANXIETY–Incapacitating the self to avoid preparing for a situation.

BOREDOM(or indifference, apathy, fatigue) –Not taking responsibility for my own happiness or entertainment.  The effort involved to stay in a negative mood.

CONFUSION–Laziness of mind to keep from dealing with a situation or making a decision.

DELUSION(fear, anxiety are both involved)–Indulging in a fixed belief that is patently false to keep from dealing with reality.

DEPRESSION –Indulging in helplessness as a luxury.

FEAR –Entertaining a fantasy of a danger that has not happened.

GRIEF(or remorse) — Loss of control over a source of love or attention.

GUILT –Indulging in concern over a past situation in order to avoid taking action now.

HATE –Misplaced expression of Love.

HOME-SICKNESS –Loss of source of attention and a source of self-identity.

HURT(or resentment)–Denial of responsibility for one’s own feelings of a feeling that another is not doing what I want her/him to do.

JEALOUSY –Feeling of inadequacy to a known or unknown competitor.

LONELINESS –Placing responsibility for my happiness on someone else.

PARANOIA(fear, anxiety)–Indulging in irrational fears of persecution in order to deal with past traumas or to detach from reality.

REGRET (sadness) –Feeling inferior because something didn’t go the way I wanted it to.

REJECTION –Unsuccessful attempt to gain approval from another.

SELF PITY –Indulging in helplessness as a luxury (substitute for self love).

SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS(or contempt, disdain, pride, indignation)–Feeling superior to another in order to feel good about myself.

SHYNESS –Waiting for someone else to tell me I’m OK.

THIS IS THE KEY TO MASTERING THE EMOTIONS WE ALL FEEL. HAVING A CONSCIOUS AWARENESS OF THE ROOTS OF THESE EMOTIONS MAKE IT EASIER TO DEAL WITH LIFE'S SITUATIONS BOTH LOGICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY.

1 Comment
  1. ancientgeekcrone 10 years ago

    Interesting dictionary!

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