Emotion Vocabulary

How many words are in your vocabulary? You probably don’t actually know, but I’d like you to consider the vocabulary you use to describe your emotions. Is it basic (happy, sad, mad) or more complex (exuberant, despondent, infuriated)? Try practicing mindfulness in terms of recognizing the language you use to describe your current mood state. Do any of these feels ever apply to you?

ANGRY

aggravated
disgusted
obstinate
rebellious
seething
surly

CONFIDENT

bold
centered
grounded
powerful
trusting
inspired

HAPPY

amused
delighted
elated
joyful
ecstatic
gleeful

HURT

abandoned
belittled
dismayed
humiliated
sorrowful
resentful

UNCERTAIN

cynical
dubious
indecisive
skeptical
distrustful
unsettled