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Fear

Fear

Fear is a powerfull emotion that can also play an important role in survival. When you face some sort of danger and experience fear, you go through what is known as the fight or flight response.

This response helps ensure that you are prepared to effectively deal with threats in your environment. Expressions of this type of emotion can include:

  • Facial expressions: such as widening the eyes and pulling back the chin
  • Body language: attempts to hide or flea from the threat
  • Physiological reactions: such as rapid breathing and heartbeat

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Disgust

Disgust

Disgust is another of the original six basic emotions. Disgust can be displayed in a nuber of ways including:

  • Body language: turning away from the object of disgust
  • Physical reactions: such as vomiting or retching

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Sadness

Sadness

Sadness is another type of emotion often defined as a transient emotional state characterized by feelings of: dissapointment, grief, hopelesness, disintresst, and dampened mood.

Like other emotions sadness is something that we all experience from time to ti...

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Anger

Anger

Anger can be a particularly powerful emotion characterized by feelings of hostility, agitation, frustration, and antagonism towards others. Like fear, anger can play a part in your body's fight or flight response.

Anger is often displayed through:

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    Basic Emotions

    Basic Emotions

    There are many different types of emotions that have an influence on how we live and interact with others. 

    The choices we make, the actions we take, and the perceptions we have are all influenced by the emotions we are experiencing at any given mom...

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    Other types of emotions

    The six basic emotions are just an portion of the many different types of emotions that people are capable of expriencing.

    Here are some other emotions:

    • Amusement
    • Contempt
    • Contentment
    • Embarrassment
    • Excitement
    • Guilt
    • ...

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    Happiness

    Happiness

    Happiness tends to be the one emotion that everyone strives for the most. Happiness is often defined as a pleasent emotional state that is characterized by feelings of contentment: joy, gratification, statisfaction, and well being.

    This typ...

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    Suprise

    Suprise

    Suprise is another one of the six basic types of human emotions. suprise is usually quite brief and unexpected. This type of emotion can be positive, negative, or neutral. suprize is often characterized by:

    • Facial expressions: such as raising the brows...

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    Anger

    While anger is often thought of as a negative emotion, it can sometimes be a good thing. It can be constructive in helping clarify your needs in a relationship, and it can also motivate you to take action and find solutions to things that are bothering you.

    Anger

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    Combined emotions

    Combined emotions

    Emotions can be combined to form different feelings, much like colors can be mixed to create other shades.

    The more basic emotions act something like building blocks. More complex, sometimes mixed emotions, are blendings of these more basic ones. For example, basic emotions such as joy and ...

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    Suprise

    Suprise is another one of the six basic types of human emotions. suprise is usually quite brief and unexpected. This type of emotion can be positive, negative, or neutral. suprize is often characterized by:

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    Anger

    Anger

    Anger can be a particularly powerful emotion characterized by feelings of hostility, agitation, frustration, and antagonism towards others. Like fear, anger can play a part in your body's fight or flight response.

    Anger is often displayed through:

      Emotions

      Emotions

      They are basal responses that begin in the subcortical areas of the brain responsible for producing biochemical reactions to environmental stimuli that have a direct impact on our physical state. 

      Coded into our DNA, emotions help us respond quickly to threats, like our ‘fight or flight’ re...

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