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Goals of negative emotions

Goals of negative emotions

Negative emotions have evolved to help us coordinate our physiological, cognitive and behavioral systems for dealing with threats. Thus, each emotion has a goal:

  • Dislike — to guide our general preferences
  • Anger — to change someone's behavior in the short-term
  • Contempt — to derogate and exclude someone
  • Disgust — to avoid someone
  • Hate — to eliminate someone from our life


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Hate is the strongest negative emotion. It's intense and enduring, and it's based on the fact that others are threatening our view of a good life or society. It makes us want to eliminate others, rather than just distance ourselves from them.

Compared to th...


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Negative emotions

Negative emotions

Dislike, anger, contempt, disgust and hate are all negative emotions, but they represent different states:

  • Dislike — you prefer not to be near someone (e.g. someone that makes jokes in poor taste)
  • Anger — you want to c...


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This post about hate (https://dsta.sh/cipiKWBBYr3BX8kW9) made me curious about the nuances of disliking someone. So I went through the original article and research paper, and got 3 cool ideas. These should help you better label your emotions as well


Benefits Of Negative Emotions

Benefits Of Negative Emotions

  • Sadness helps you focus on details, as it alerts you to something that isn’t right and asks us to turn our attention to why this may be.
  • Anger can motivate you to address problems in order to restore peace.
  • Anxiety’s discomfort quickly encourages you to seek new ways of appro...

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