Emotion (Discussion Question)


University of South Florida

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Emotion Primary emotions – Plutchik identified eight primary emotions: joy, acceptance, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and anticipation that underlies behavior

Mixed emotions – are primary emotions that can combine to form mixed emotions such as love, disappointment, contempt, optimism, etc.

Intense and mild emotions – emotions can begin to have negative effects when they are viewed as excessive in intensity and duration

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage one's own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.

Emotional intelligence consists of the following:
1. The ability to monitor, access, express, and regulate one’s own emotions
2. The capacity to identify, interpret, and understand other’s emotions
3. The ability to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions

Emotional intelligence is involved in some of the most important things in our lives, such as managing bad moods, maintaining hope after setbacks, getting along with people, and making important decisions.

Emotional intelligence may be a more important contributor to success in life than IQ. Emotional intelligence is an assortment of mental abilities and skills that can help you to successfully manage both yourself and the demands of working with others.

PROMPTS FOR INITIAL POST (answer 3 of the following questions and upload to the link below):

1. Why do our emotions often color our point of view and influence our opinions?
2. How were you taught to express and deal with your emotions?
3. Do you believe that feelings follow a predictable pattern when we suffer a loss? Explain why or why not.
4. Of the problem emotions mentioned above (Mixed Emotion and Intense and Mild Emotions), which one(s) present the greatest problem for you?
5. Which component of emotional intelligence do you feel is the most important?

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Name: _______________ Anger Inventory – Chapter 4 (10 Points) Purpose: To learn how you confront and/or handle your ange Instructions: Complete these statements as quickly as you can. Circle T for True, F for False. Your first response is usually going to be the best. 1. I concern myself with others’ opinions of me more than I like to admit. T F 2. It is not unusual for me to have a restless feeling on the inside. T F 3. I have had relationships with others that could be described as stormy or unstable. T F 4. It seems that I wind up helping others more than they help me. T F 5. I sometimes wonder how much my friends or family members accept me. T F 6. At times I seem to have an unusual amount of guilt even though it seems unnecessary. T F 7. At times I prefer to get away rather than to be around people. T F 8. I realize that I do not like to admit to myself how angry I feel. T F 9. Sometimes I use humor to avoid facing my feelings or to keep others from knowing how I really feel. T F 10. I have a problem of thinking too many critical thoughts. T F 11. Sometimes I can use sarcasm in a very biting way. T F 12. I have known moments of great tension and stress. T F 13. When I feel angry, I sometimes find myself doing things I know are wrong. T F 14. I like having times when no one knows what I am doing. T F 15. I usually do not tell people when I feel hurt. T F 16. At times I wish I had more friends. T F 17. I find myself having more bodily aches and pains. T F 18. I have had trouble in the past in relating with members of the opposite sex. T F 19. Criticism bothers me a great deal. T F 20. I desire acceptance by others but fear rejection. T F 21. I worry a lot about my relationships with others. T F 22. I believe I am somewhat socially withdrawn. T F 23. I believe I am overly sensitive to rejection. T F 24. I find myself preoccupied with my personal goals for success. T F 25. I often have felt inferior to others. T F 26. There are times when I like to convince myself that I am superior to others. T F 27. Even though I do not like it, I sometimes am phony in social settings. T F 28. I do not seem to have the emotional support I would like from my family or friends. T F 29. I would like to tell people exactly what I think. T F 30. My concentration sometimes seems poor. T F 31. I have had sleep patterns that do not seem normal. T F 32. I worry about financial matters. T F 33. There are times when I feel inadequate in the way I handle personal relationships. T F 34. My conscience bothers me about things I have done in the past. T F 35. Sometimes it seems that my religious life is more of a burden than a help. T F 36. There are times when I would like to run away from home. T F 37. I have had too many quarrels or disagreements with members of my family. T F 38. I have been disillusioned with love. T F 39. Sometimes I have difficulty controlling my weight, whether gaining or losing too much. T F 40. At times I feel that life owes me more than it has given me. T F 41. I have had trouble controlling my sexual urges. T F 42. To be honest, I prefer to find someone to blame my problems on. T F 43. My greatest struggles are within myself. T F 44. Other people find more fault with me than they really should. T F 45. Many of the nice things I do are done out of a sense of obligation. T F 46. Many mornings I wake up not feeling refreshed. T F 47. I find myself saying things sometimes that I should not have said. T F 48. It is not unusual for me to forget someone’s name after I have just met him/her. T F 49. It is difficult for me to motivate myself to do things that do not have to be done. T F 50. My decisions are often governed by my feelings. T F 51. When something irritates me, I find it hard to get calmed down quickly. T F 52. I would rather watch a good sporting event than spend a quiet evening at home. T F 53. I am hesitant for people to give me suggestions. T F 54. I tend to speak out when someone wants to know my opinions. T F 55. I would rather entertain guests in my own home than be entertained by them. T F 56. When people are being unreasonable, I usually take a strong dislike to them. T F 57. I am a fairly strict person, liking things to be done in a predictable way. T F 58. I consider myself to be possessive in my personal relationships. T F 59. Sometimes I could be described as moody. T F 60. People who know me well would say I am stubborn. T F Total number of T’s _________ + Total number of F’s _________ = Total number ___________ Scoring and Evaluation Go back and count the number of “Ts” you circled. This will tell you how great your need is to confront your anger. For example: 1. Less than 15: You probably have pretty good control over your anger (or else you were using a lot of denial). Look back over the questions you responded to with a “T” and you will be able to focus on those items as areas for further improvement. 2. Between 15 and 30: You are probably in the normal range. You are willing to admit that you have anger within you and you know you have plenty of room to grow. You will need to be careful as you learn to handle your anger in more effective ways. 3. Between 31 and 40: You have probably experienced more than your share of problems. Chances are you have had more dissatisfying moments than you would like to admit. 4. Greater than 41: You probably need to work diligently at keeping your anger under control. Discussion Questions Answer the following questions and be prepared to discuss in class. 1. Do you agree with the description of how you confront your anger? Why or why not? 2. As you analyze your results, what do you think you need to do to confront and/or handle your anger? Name: _________________ Identifying Feelings- Chapter 4 (10 Points) Purpose: To determine how you deal with various feelings and emotions. Instructions: Complete the “feelings” survey below by circling the number that expresses how well you deal with each feeling listed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Can express easily and completely in any situation Can express most of the time Can express some of the time—with difficulty Can express rarely—with reservation Cannot express this emotion Caring 1 2 3 4 5 Concern 1 2 3 4 5 Depression 1 2 3 4 5 Anger 1 2 3 4 5 Disappointment 1 2 3 4 5 Excitement 1 2 3 4 5 Love 1 2 3 4 5 Sadness 1 2 3 4 5 Fear 1 2 3 4 5 Tension 1 2 3 4 5 Hurt 1 2 3 4 5 Pride 1 2 3 4 5 Complete the sentences below: 1. I very much care about 2. The thing that depresses me most frequently is 3. I feel tense when 4. The thing that hurts me most is 5. I am excited about 6. I take pride in 7. I am disappointed with 8. The things that frightens me most is 9. I get angry when 10. I am concerned about 11. I feel sad when 12. Love is a felling Discussion Questions Answer the following questions and come prepared to discuss in class 1. Is there a feeling that you absolutely cannot deal with? If so, what? 2. Which feeling do you think you deal with most successfully? Why? 3. How important are feelings to you in your interactions with others? 4. How can you learn to express your emotions in a positive way? ...
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