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Human emotions -- scientific categorization

Human emotions

Scientific categorization with basic descriptions

HUMAINE

HUMAINE proposal for EARL (Emotion Annotationand Representation Language)

  • Negative and forceful
    • Anger
    • Annoyance
    • Contempt
    • Disgust
    • Irritation
  • Negative and not in control
    • Anxiety
    • Embarrassment
    • Fear
    • Helplessness
    • Powerlessness
    • Worry
  • Negative thoughts
    • Doubt
    • Envy
    • Frustration
    • Guilt
    • Shame
  • Negative and passive
    • Boredom
    • Despair
    • Disappointment
    • Hurt
    • Sadness
  • Agitation
    • Stress
    • Shock
    • Tension
  • Positive and lively
    • Amusement
    • Delight
    • Elation
    • Excitement
    • Happiness
    • Joy
    • Pleasure
  • Caring
    • Affection
    • Empathy
    • Friendliness
    • Love
  • Positive thoughts
    • Courage
    • Hope
    • Pride
    • Satisfaction
    • Trust
  • Quiet positive
    • Calm
    • Content
    • Relaxed
    • Relieved
    • Serene
  • Reactive
    • Interest
    • Politeness
    • Surprise

Plutchnik's Wheel

Primary emotions:

  1. joy
  2. trust
  3. fear
  4. surprise
  5. sadness
  6. disgust
  7. anger
  8. anticipation

Wheel direction: 1 → 2 → 3 → 4 → 5 → 6 → 7 → 8 → 1...

Advanced emotions:

  • joy + trust = love
  • trust + fear = submission
  • fear + surprise = awe
  • surprise + sadness = disapproval
  • sadness + disgust = remorse
  • disgust + anger = contempt
  • anger + anticipation = aggressiveness
  • anticipation + joy = optimism

Degrees of intensity:

  • ecstasy
    • joy
      • serenity
  • admiration
    • trust
      • acceptance
  • terror
    • fear
      • apprehension
  • amazement
    • surprise
      • distraction
  • grief
    • sadness
      • pensiveness
  • loathing
    • disgust
      • boredom
  • rage
    • anger
      • annoyance
  • vigilance
    • anticipation
      • interest

Alphabetical list with descriptions:

  • acceptance -- recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it, protest or exit
  • admiration -- respect and warm approval
  • aggressiveness -- actively hostile behaviour
  • amazement -- a feeling of great surprise or wonder
  • anger -- a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility
  • annoyance -- the feeling or state of being annoyed; irritation
  • anticipation -- the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction
  • apprehension -- anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
  • awe -- a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder
  • boredom -- the state of feeling bored
  • contempt -- the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration
  • disapproval -- possession or expression of an unfavourable opinion
  • disgust -- a feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive
  • distraction -- a thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else
  • ecstasy -- an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement
  • fear -- an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm
  • grief -- intense sorrow, especially caused by someone's death
  • interest -- the feeling of wanting to know or learn about something or someone
  • joy -- a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
  • loathing -- a feeling of intense dislike or disgust; hatred
  • love -- a strong feeling of affection; a great interest and pleasure in something
  • optimism -- hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something
  • pensiveness -- expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness
  • rage -- violent uncontrollable anger
  • remorse -- deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed
  • sadness -- the condition or quality of being sad
  • serenity -- the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled
  • submission -- the action of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person
  • surprise -- a feeling of mild astonishment or shock caused by something unexpected
  • terror -- extreme fear
  • trust -- firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something
  • vigilance -- the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties
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