Feelings

This is a list of basic feelings. They are affect, often combined with a somatic sense, that doesn’t include a person’s thoughts, intentions, or evaluations.

Acceptance

Affection

Agitated

Aggressive

Alert

Amused

Angry

Annoyed

Anticipation

Anxiousness

Appreciative

Aroused

Ashamed

Blissful

Blue

Bored

Calm

Comfortable

Confused

Content

Curious

Despair

Determined

Disappointed

Discouraged

Disgust

Distress

Down

Ecstatic

Embarrassed

Emptiness

Enraged

Euphoric

Excited

Exhausted

Fear

Frustrated

Gleeful

Gloomy

Grateful

Guilty

Happy

Heartbroken

Hopeful

Helpless

Horrified

Hurt

Infuriated

Insecure

Irritated

Joy

Lonely

Longing

Mad

Melancholic

Mellow

Miserable

Mourning

Nervous

Open

Overwhelmed

Pain

Panic

Paranoia

Peaceful

Playful

Pleasure

Rage

Regret

Relief

Remorse

Sadness

Satisfied

Scared

Shame

Shy

Solemn

Sorrow

Stressed

Surprised

Tense

Terrified

Tired

Troubled

Uneasy

Unhappy

Unsure

Upset

Weary

Perceptions, Evaluations, and Interpretations

Notice the following words have a tinge of judgment to them. They are more like feelings that have been combined with a cognitive evaluation. There are many more than just this list, but here are a few so you get the idea:

Abandoned

Betrayed

Boastful

Crushed

Cynical

Dark

Denial

Determined

Devastated

Dreadful

Incompetent

Ineffective

Hopeless

Hopeful

Lazy

Left Out

Needy

Obsessed

Offended

Pessimistic

Pity

Pride

Provoked

Resentment

Selfish

Threatened

Useless

Unwanted

Kate Hartman, SEP, C-IAYT
Evansville, Indiana, 47714.

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