Emotional IQ

Definitions

Each emotion reflects the relationship between a person’s specific needs and their perceptions of specific aspects of life.

An emotion is a mental process which is organized in the following way:

- Psyche perceives (reflects on) a situation, object, or event from the outside world

- Psyche consists of a range of needs actualized (strained) to a certain extent

- If an object or aspect of a situation is associated with an actualized need within a psyche reflection, an emotion is created; it can be either a positive or negative emotion.

Given that one perceives many aspects of their world at the same time and may have several actualized needs, their emotional state can consist of numerous entwined shades of emotions, which quite often may be contradictory.

Types of Emotions

Delight is a pleasant feeling accompanied by a vigorous and energetic rush connected with wish fulfillment or the anticipation of wish fulfillment.

Bliss (Contentment) is a pleasant feeling connected with an inner sensation in a situation when a need is satisfied.

Pride is contentment with the results of one’s hard work connected with a desire to have a certain position in society, i.e. to establish a particular status.

Surprise (Interest) is a reaction to unexpected changes in a situation connected with the desire to carry out exploratory activities, sensing that this activity will fulfill one’s wishes.

Wrath (Anger) is a reaction to obstacles in wish fulfillment; it is initially meant to help destroy obstacles on the way to wish fulfillment.

Fear is a reaction to situations of perceived danger, real or imaginary, which aims to protect its host.

Sorrow (Grief) is a reaction to a situation when one loses an opportunity to fulfill a wish.

Disgust is a feeling connected with a compulsory acceptance of an object or situation that contradict one’s wishes.