Anger is when you get frustrated and annoyed easily. On a daily basis you may feel that you are being treated unfairly and that things should be different. Situations may not turn out as you expected, which can lead to you thinking rigidly that 'I'm right', have disagreements and use offensive sarcasm.
Being in a constant state of anger will narrow your attention. It will lead to you ruminating about situations in the past that made you angry or lead to you imagining future situations that may make you angry. All of this fuels more and more rage
Anxiety and dread runs your daily life. Living in a constant state of uneasiness can lead to you imagining the worst in a situation or the possibility of failure. You are more likely to isolate yourself when fearful, hiding and avoiding things you find overwhelming and uncomfortable.
Fear is helpful in distinguishing threat and danger, however if you are constantly fearing the future becuase of what happened in the past, you can run the risk of damagin relationships, your health and your confidence.
You ooze compassion and affection for the people around you. You enjoy spending a lot of your time with your loved ones and tend to put their needs ahead of your own. You are able to see others perspectives and listen to their point of view. This leads being able to communicate effectively.
You are kind and considerate to others and enjoy making others feel good about themselves. You are grateful for your life and never wish for anything to be different. Experiencing love on a daily basis will enable you to believe in yourself and your capabilities. It will increase your trust and openness with those around you.
You may feel tired, run down and low in energy. Sadness leads to you avoiding situations, talking little or not at all, moping, giving up and acting helpless. Sadness is a very draining emotion and can lead to you feeling empty or hollow. You may not find things as pleasurable as you once did and you are more likely to feel irritable, ruminate about sad events in the past and have a negative outlook on life. It may be that you find yourself crying more often too.
Shame is when we believe ourselves to be a bad person and believe people will reject us. You may judge yourself to be inferior and 'not good enough' or thinking that you have not lived up to others expectations. You may compare yourself to others a lot and engage in 'people pleasing' behaviours. Shame enables us to want to hide or disappear when a situation feels uncomfortable.
Constantly feeling shameful can lead to you shutting down and blocking out all other emotions. You may engage in distracting, impulsive behaviours or have dissociative experiences and feelings of numbness. It can impair your problem solving ability and lead you to isolting yourself from others
Guilt is when you feel regretful and have the urge to apologise about daily situations. You may think that you have done something wrong and that your actions are to blame for a certain outcome. You may find yourself trying to repair and make amends in order to change an outcome. Guilt leads to us making resolutions to change, making active changes in our behaviour or joining self help programmes.
Guilt can form after causing harm to another person or to yourself.
You spend most of your days in a state of happiness and glee. You are able to motivate yourself into doing the things you love and take pride in the outcomes. You get excited about trying new things and going to different places with the people you care about.
Living in a state of joy allows a positive outlook and will open your awareness to all of the good things in life. You are more likely to remember other times you have felt joy and thus expect to feel joyful in the future. Having a high level of joy will also increase your threshold for worry or annoyance and you will be able to deal with problems more effectively.