What Are Emotions?

Emotional competence is person’s ability to experience and acknowledge their own and others’ emotions and use them to improve their life.

Person’s emotional sphere comprises three components:

  1. Current emotions — involuntary reaction, which can be experienced, acknowledged, and exploited in your behavior and activity, but cannot be controlled.
  2. Feelings — prolonged emotional states depending on person’s motivation.
  3. Experience — includes going through and acknowledging the emotion.