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21: General emotions
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Looking around the internet, I couldn't find a whole lot of comprehensive lists of emotions.  But there were a few.  One of the better lists I found sort of broke them down into primary, secondary, and tertiary emotions.  Love, joy, surprise, anger, sadness, and fear were the primary ones.  Some other lists were as simple as happiness and sadness, or pleasure and pain, or fear, love, and rage.  Some added grief.  Then, others added disgust and joy.  One used acceptance instead of love.  Several others used joy instead of love. 

I guess it makes sense that there wouldn't be any consensus on this.  Both words and emotions are such fluid, subjective, floaty spaces hardly attached to anything very concrete, so the lines we draw between them should probably be made out of rubber bands instead of pretzels.

Poll #980278 General emotions

Which emotions have you felt in the last couple days?

Affection
0(0.0%)
Lust
0(0.0%)
Longing
0(0.0%)
Cheerfulness
0(0.0%)
Zest
0(0.0%)
Contentment
0(0.0%)
Pride
0(0.0%)
Optimism
0(0.0%)
Enthrallment
0(0.0%)
Relief
0(0.0%)
Surprise
0(0.0%)
Irritation
0(0.0%)
Exasperation
0(0.0%)
Rage
0(0.0%)
Disgust
0(0.0%)
Envy
0(0.0%)
Torment
0(0.0%)
Suffering
0(0.0%)
Sadness
0(0.0%)
Disappointment
0(0.0%)
Shame
0(0.0%)
Neglect
0(0.0%)
Sympathy
0(0.0%)
Horror
0(0.0%)
Nervousness
0(0.0%)

Which general emotion do you think you've felt the most frequently in the last couple days?

Love
16(41.0%)
Joy
12(30.8%)
Surprise
2(5.1%)
Anger
0(0.0%)
Sadness
6(15.4%)
Fear
3(7.7%)

Which general emotion to you think you've felt most strongly in the last couple days?

Love
16(42.1%)
Joy
11(28.9%)
Surprise
1(2.6%)
Anger
2(5.3%)
Sadness
6(15.8%)
Fear
2(5.3%)

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