Emotion is an agitated or excited state of our mind and body.

Thought follows energy – Jwalakul

  • Watch your thoughts; they become words
  • Watch your words; they become actions
  • Watch your actions; they become habits
  • Watch your habits; they become character
  • Watch your character; it becomes your destiny

The twenty-first century seems to be the most turbulent and chaotic for mankind. Much of the student success will be determined by the effective understanding of Emotions under conditions of extreme stress and change.

Our emotions play a quite a significant role in guiding and directing our behaviour. Many times they seem to dominate us in such a way that we have no solution other than behaving as they want us to. On the other hand, if a person has no emotions in him, then he becomes crippled in terms of living his life in a normal way. In this way, emotions play a key role in providing a particular direction to our behaviour and thus shaping our personality according to their development.

Nature and Characteristics of Emotions

  • Emotions are long term states
  • Emotions can be any strong feeling
  • Emotional experiences are associated with some instincts or biological drives.
  • Emotions are the product of perception.
  • The core of an emotion is feeling.
  • Emotions bring physiological/psychological changes.

Types of Emotions

Psychologist classified the human emotions into Negative and Positive emotions.

Some Positive Emotions

  • Love
  • Appreciation
  • Happiness
  • Hope
  • Enthusiasm
  • Confidence
  • Gratitude
  • Patience
  • Trust
  • Vulnerable
  • Optimistic
  • Appreciative
  • Astonished

Some Negative Emotions

  • Fear Anger
  • Guilty
  • Depression Pride
  • Jealousy
  • Self-pity Anxiety
  • Resentment
  • Envy Frustration
  • Shame
  • Denial Offend
  • Negative
  • Sad Worried
  • Grief

Emotions and Health

People with good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have healthy relationships. When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right.

The following can be physical signs that your emotional health is out of balance:

  • Back pain
  • Change in appetite
  • Chest pain Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme tiredness
  • General aches and pains Headaches
  • High blood pressure Insomnia
  • Lightheaddness Palpitations
  • Sexual problems Shortness of breath
  • Stiff neck Sweating
  • Upset stomach
  • Weight gain or loss

Physiological Changes Accompanying Emotions

When we are in the waves of positive or negative emotions, our behaviour is totally controlled and directed by that emotion. During this period, various types of internal or external changes occur in our body, which may be briefly summarized as follows:

Internal bodily changes:

  • Functioning of our heart
  • Blood circulation system
  • Rateiration and breathing
  • Digestive system
  • Changes in the chemical composition of our blood like
  • increase in the amount of adrenal
  • increase in the amount of sugar level
  • changes in the number and proportion of red corpuscles
  • Normal body temperature fluctuates
  • Changes in the secretion of the duct and ductless glands
  • Changes in the electrical or galvanic skin responses
  • Muscles of our body are hardened and get tensed

External bodily changes

  • Changes in facial expressions
  • Changes in body postures
  • Change in voice or vocal expression

* Check your Emotions *