There are five emotions that humans experience. They are:
- Happiness as in the state of being cheerful and feeling good
- Fear as in an unpleasant emotion in which you are worried
- Anger as in a strong sense of annoyance and irritation
- Sadness as in a feeling of sorrow and unhappiness
- & Guilt as in a feeling of being at fault or to blame for something
Emotion Basics Explained
While many other words guide how you might feel about something they all will link back to one of these five emotions. For instance, joy, excitement, and positivity are all derived from a feeling of happiness. It is also possible to experience two or more emotions at once. For instance, someone could be fearful that his or her pain will not be manageable while being angry that they are sick.
Alternatively, two conflicting emotions can be true at the same time. For instance, an individual might be happy they are receiving treatment for pain, yet are sad because they have an illness.
No matter what, there is always one way or another to express yourself. Here is a list of many feeling words you can use to describe the situation you may face:
It is evident that chronic pain is difficult to understand. However, it is important, to be honest with yourself and others around you. There is no shame in asking for help especially when it comes to your health. Transparency, openness, and honesty is essential and imperative to your health and well-being.
“Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity” –Janet Louise Stepenson