Whenever you feel something, there are always emotions attached to it. You may feel angry, anxious, sad, happy, overwhelmed, disgust, fear, or know your emotion with any other name. there have been several categories of emotions. Some have divided it into just two categories, Pleasure or Displeasure. There can be several other sub-categories that you know by different names.

 What is Emotion

Emotions involve bodily reactions including facial expressions when you fascinated by something. People may use different names to describe their emotions. A few scientists also know them with the name of valence and arousal.

Valence is often described as the degree of the feeling as good, bad, arousal, calm, excited, etc. this can be both ways positive or negative.

Different Kind of Emotions

All the different types of feelings can be bifurcated in these Eight types of primary emotions. These emotions are wired in your brain with sub-categories and the call them with hundreds of different names. All other categories of emotions are made by combining these 8 Types of Emotions.

Emotions of Joy

Of all the different categories of emotion, people strive for joyful emotion. People know this type of emotion with different names like happiness, enjoyment, bliss, relief, pride, delight, thrill, and ecstasy.

People with such emotions carry smiling facial expressions with relaxed postures. While expressing their feeling, people carry an upbeat and pleasant way of interacting.

Emotions of Interest

The feeling is often known as the feeling of acceptance, trust, friendliness, affection, kindness, love, and devotion. This type of emotion often shows your feelings as to how you feel about something or someone.

Emotions of Surprise

Surprising emotions are followed by witnessing something unexpected. This emotion has both positive or negative side hence the expressions are quite interesting. People also know this emotion as astonishment, shock, astound, amazement, and wonder.

The facial expression involves wide and open eyes with raised eyebrows and open mouth at times. Body posture may include sudden jump, pulling back, or safety postures. Verbal reactions may include screaming, yelling, or gasping at times.

Emotions of Fear

Fear is a rare and powerful category of emotion that plays an important role at the time of survival. When you face danger, you experience fear and get into fight or flight response. Most people know it by the name of apprehension, anxiety, dread, nervousness, fright, and panic.

Your respiration increases and your heart rate goes high with rapid breathing. Your facial expression involves wide-open eyes and dropped chin. You attempt to hide and flee from the threat.

Emotions of Anger

Anger is the kind of emotion that should always be avoided. You face such emotions when you try to fend off the danger and protect yourself. People often know it with different names like outrage, fury, irritability, wrath, resentment, hostility, and violence.

You change your facial expressions to frowning or glaring. You demonstrate aggressive behaviors like throwing objects, hitting, kicking, or damaging things. The tone of your voice turns gruffly and your start sweating or turning red.

Emotions of Sadness

Sadness is a type of emotion that almost everyone feels time on time. If that experience prolongs, people often turn into depression. Sadness is often known as the feeling of sorrow, grief, melancholy, gloom, loneliness, despair, and depression.

You may feel like crying, lethargic, quietness, and try to withdraw from others. Sadness is an unpleasant feeling and people feel disappointed with others and themselves.

Emotions of Disgust

The feeling of disgust can be originated due to a number of emotional reaction activities. When you have a feeling of poor hygiene, unpleasant taste, dreadful smell, maddening sight, harmful food items, or deadly edible, you get disgusted.

People also know disgust with the name of disdain, contempt, aversion, scorn, revulsion, and distaste. You tend to carry your body away from the object of disgust. Your physical reaction may include vomiting while curling your upper lips and wrinkling your nose.

Emotions of Shame

When you realize that you made some mistake in front of others and you regret something, you feel ashamed. People also relate this with the feeling of embarrassment, guilt, remorse, chagrin, regret, and contrition.

You may experience this feeling when you want to do something and something else unexpectedly happen. You may try to avoid the situation or come out of that moment.

Summing Up

If you have come across any other name of emotional reactions, that may be a combination of a mixed feeling out of these basic feelings. There are hundreds of varieties of emotions but all of them fall under the above listed major categories. Which type of emotion you feel the most, share us in the comment section and we will reveal how to cope with that emotion.