Practically from birth, humans are capable of feeling a wide range of emotions from positive to negative. For instance, a child who is shown love can turn into someone who freely express the emotions of openness and love. Children are also interested in just about everything. They are often positive and build emotional strength and intelligence. Of course, not all the emotions that children - or any other human - experience are positive. People sometimes feel confused, helpless, judgmental, hurt or just plain indifference. Some of these emotions are born in childhood. Among all of the different some of the most strong ones are happiness, sadness and anger.
Happiness is a positive feeling that leaves people in a pleasant and relaxed state of mind. There are many typical types of happiness. Overjoyed feelings bring an ecstatic mood. The person who is overjoyed may whirl around the room, clap their hands, or give a close friend a tight, loving hug. A less exuberant type of happiness is thankfulness or gratitude. Although this feelings is somewhat more subdued than joy, it is still pleasant to think about the things in your life that make you grateful. Another happy feeling is mellow. Being mellow means being relaxed and laid back. People may fell mellow, for instance, when they are relaxing in the sun or listening to a soothing rainstorm.
Now all emotional are pleasant ones. Some are sad or depressed. Desolation is one of the most unpleasant emotions. It is a common feeling that involves a combination of loneliness and extreme sadness. Another type of sad mood is being sullen. This low mood is usually caused by a minor disappointment Feeling despairing and helplessness is a more serious problem and can be symptoms of diseases like major depression and bipolar disorder. People who are sad may also be self-critical, disheartened or moody.
Anger is another strong emotion. There are times when it can cause trouble for the person feeling anger and for those at whom the anger is directed. One of the most mild forms of anger is irritation or annoyance. There feelings are often the result of a perceived slight or insult or a minor mistake on the part of the other person. A more serious type of anger is rage. Rage is quite intense and may result in harsh words or even violence. Seething is another type of anger. In this case, the person who is upset holds the emotion inside rather than expressing it. Depending on how strong the hidden feeling is, seething can lead to physical or mental illness.
This list contains only a few of the emotions that humans are capable of feeling and expressing. If you have trouble identifying and expressing your feelings, go online to a mental health site and print out a comprehensive list of feelings. Next time you are uncertain, look over the list and choose a few words that best describe your emotions. This will help you understand yourself better and will make it easier for you to communicate with others.