Saturday, August 24, 2013

Self Esteem: Understanding Yourself

"Many people are uncomfortable with, or haven't had the opportunity to learn positive ways to recognize and manage their emotions. Sometimes, they cope by denying their feelings or shutting them down. They may block them with their intellect, with eating or not eating, with drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, or other habits that can lead to difficulty. Sometimes they act on their emotions without thinking of the consequences, saying and doing things that they later regret.
You cannot always control what happens to you. You can learn to interpret and manage your feelings. You can control the conclusions you draw from experiences about your own sense of self-worth, your thoughts, and how you will respond - your actions."
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  1. The human body is designed to go through different emotions, and each emotion has a different purpose. For example, sadness is an emotion that everyone has been through. Sadness makes a person think back on something bad that has happened to them, and then that person feels the need to be alone until they have resolved their feelings. Although not everyone can deal with sadness like they should. Some people become so overwhelmed that they stay alone and sad for extremely long periods of time and they become depressed. Another common emotion that everyone experiences is anger. Anger propels a person to fix something they think is wrong or something that is bothering them. But sometimes, anger could be hiding other emotions such as sadness. Being angry for a long time could also lead to depression. An example of a happy emotion is joy. Joy sums up all of the positive feelings and it lets you know that you know that you are doing something right. The final emotion is fear. Fear is a completely normal emotion, although it is not very pleasing. Having fear lets you know that something may be wrong or you should be a little cautious. A healthy example of fear would be going to high school. But an unhealthy example of fear would be being scared that no one will like the shoes you are wearing. Overall, having all of the emotions I talked about is completely normal and they all serve a purpose, but those emotions can also form into unhealthy situations.

  2. Sadness: Reflecting on things you have lost, or disappointed you.
    Anger:Sadness can be fallowed by anger. It is when you feel mad and that you need to change/fix something
    Joy: Joy is reflecting on anything that IS working or positive. You can fell contentment, satisfaction, happiness, or peace in joyfulness
    Fear: Is an instinct that let's you know, "DANGER" or "LOOK OUT" and it can protect you from unsafe things or what you perceive as unsafe

  3. sadness: reflect on the signifcance of something that you have lost. When you feel sad you feel alone. withdrawing when your sad protects you from further hurt.

    Anger: anger can cover hurt and sadness. if issues are not addressed it may lead to things like depression.

    Joy: represents all positive feelings.

    Fear: protects you from unsafe risks and tells you to be cautious. fear is normal in unfamiliar situations. fear may be realistic and appropiate to the risk of the situation at hand.

  4. The four emotions are fear, sadness, anger, and joy. When you feel positive and maybe excited, you will be feeling joy. This will happen to most people when something good happens to them, like getting a good grade on a test or getting a promotion in their job. Another emotion is sadness. Sadness comes to you when something bad happens or when you look back on memories and regret things you did or didn't do. Sadness can lead to depression or anger. Anger can encourage you to do better and can also heighten other emotions. Anger can also resolve to depression, like sadness. The last emotion is fear. Fear is the most common feeling to have if you are experiencing something for the first time. Fear has two modes, one being fight and the other being flight. Fight means that you could physically or verbally fight back to whatever is scaring/harming you. Flight means that you would escape or run away from the situation. These two modes will try and keep you safe from whatever could be harming/scaring you.

  5. The four main emotions that drive us humans and form our personalities are: sadness, anger, joy, and fear. Sadness is the feeling of loss. People feel sad when they focus heavily on a negative aspect of an action or lose something important. Anger sometimes follows sadness, because anger is when you feel the sudden need to fix a problem. For example, if you lost your wallet, then you would feel sad for a while. After feeling, some people would then feel angry and try to get their wallet back by framing it on someone they naturally dislike.

    Joy, however, is the exact opposite feeling of sadness. Joy is purely focusing on a positive aspect of an action or achievement. Feeling joyous can relieve you of stress and even give you some peace in some situations. Finally, there's the feeling of fear. Fear is an instinct that all people naturally have in new or dangerous situations. A person's amount of fear goes down as they successfully tackle new situations. However, if fear controls a person, they will avoid new situations that only they see as unsafe.

  6. Emotions can go to different extents and it's important to know what level you are on whenever you experience these emotions. It could be serious if you can't control yourself.
    When you're sad, obviously something bad must have happened, whether you lost something, somebody put you down, etc. It's important to be alone during a certain amount of time but you eventually have to talk to helps knowing somebody can help you. If you keep it to yourself you'll end up depressed/angry for a long time. Depression can cause serious problems and you might even think or attempt things you'll later regret. Being angry can ruin relationships and again, you'll most likely do something you will later on regret. Anger is mostly shown to hide other emotions, specifically sadness. Unless you can consult somebody who can help you avoid doing something crazy, you'll make big mistakes.
    Joy pretty much sums up all positive emotions. Something good must have happened to make you feel safe, content, confident, or simply happy. Focusing and noticing what makes this happen is important so you can continue going to that place that makes you happy, or being with that person that makes you feel good.
    Fear is perfectly natural and it's actually important, in my opinion to have some fears. Being completely care-free can cause accidents. Fearing something is simply trying to avoid it to avoid get hurt in some way or another. Unless somebody tells you it's safe, you should always be cautious. Of course fear at some extents could be unhealthy, for example fearing something that is completely unreasonable, but for situations such as jumping off a tree, it's perfectly fine to fear the outcome.
    Overall, it's important to control all emotions so you can do well in school, at work, have a good self-esteem, etc. If you're in a situation where help/attention is needed, definitely seek it.

  7. There are far more emotions than the ones listed, but these four are a few of the main emotions every single person experiences at least a few times in their lifetime. These emotions can all be bad or good depending on the person and they all have different purposes in the human life. Sadness has the purpose of making you bad about something going on in life. For example, if someone close to you dies or gets sick near death your gonna feel something deep with in that causes you to react in tears, depression, down etc. Anger is an emotion that is caused by something irritating you or maybe someone that's annoying you. Reactions to this emotion an be different for many people, some may react in violent ways while others feel like eating it out. Joy is one of the best feelings in the world! It's the emotion with the purpose of making you feel like smiling. People can react to this in so many different system such as dancing, smiling, laughing, kissing, jumping etc. Fear is an emotion that makes your goosebumps go up and get tingly senses. It's the feeling you get while maybe watching a scary movie or getting out of bed at night. People may end up in sadness for this sometimes; they can react with tears. These four emotions are normal to have especially at the right times.

  8. As human beings, we are designed to go through and encounter all types of emotions, four of which include: sadness, anger, fear and joy. Joy is a way of expressing the positive situations and encounters that happen to you, and they make you feel good about yourself. Sadness on the other hand, is a way of expressing the fact that something has been lost or done wrong. People often want to be left alone when they are sad because it gives them some time to think and process what actually is going on. Fear is something that tells you to be cautious because there might be something that can hurt you, or there is something that you don't know. A lot of people tend to be scared of doing things that they might not have done before and that is because they do not have the experiences to learn whether it a real risk or not. Anger is a feeling that makes you want to work harder to fix something that is not working, or a cover for feeling hurt and sad, and if there is long-term resentment it can possibly lead to depression.

  9. Sadness: When your're sad you sometimes need to be alone. It also reflects on something you have lost.

    Anger: It could cover for sadness or/and hurt. Anger may also lead to resentment, hostility, and even depression.

    Joy: Joy represents all the positive things. It also re-creates the feelings of contentment, happiness, peace, and joy.

    Fear: It protects you from unsafe things.