Types of Emotions:
Negative? Positive?

This is the place to learn about different types of emotions, and find out how to empower yourself to make changes for the better.

An emotional impact almost always results in personal change, whether it be for better, or worse. When understanding the mind, and how to make the best out of what you read, it helps to understand the types of emotions, and the role emotions play in effecting personal change and self growth. Looking for a list? Here are the 7 Human Emotions.

The study of Universal Laws will help us with increasing our understanding of emotions. Or try a technique here on how to control emotions.

A Typical Conversation

“How are you?”

“Fine, thanks, how are you?”.


Is Fine even an emotion? How do we define it? Not too good, not too bad, just in between?

“Fine” is what we answer when we’re in a hurry, preoccupied, don’t want to talk, or we are sometimes just trying to fill the silence when we are uncomfortable.

To connect with people, we need to use emotion. To build relationships, and/or just show basic courtesy, we need to be present and aware. When we show how we are feeling, then we take and are given the opportunity to see others and be seen by others.

Then, we would have conversations like this:

“How are you?”

“Over the moon! You wouldn’t believe what happened to me today!” (insert really interesting story here!)

Build Awareness of the Types of Emotions...

As we go about our everyday tasks overwhelmed, and thinking of everything on our “To do” Lists, we will rarely take the time to share energy with others. But, that is what is required in order for us to nurture and build relationships!

Then, we would use different language to share how we feel, like:

Instead of happy: ecstatic! Over the moon! Any better I’d be two people!

Instead of unhappy: overwhelmed, frustrated, grumpy! depressed...

When we share how we really feel, two things will happen: we will give others an opportunity to help us, and we will build our listening skills!

Book Recommendation

"Ask and It is Given" by Esther and Jerry Hicks (the Teachings of Abraham).

Within this book you will learn different ways to manage your emotions, and learn from them using their Emotional Guidance Scale.

Since different emotions have a different vibrational frequency, you can learn to figure out exactly where you are on the scale.

The Emotional Scale looks something like this:

  • Empowered/Joyous/Appreciative/Loving
  • Passionate
  • Optimistic
  • Hopeful
  • Bored
  • Frustrated
  • Disappointed
  • Worried
  • Angry
  • Jealous
  • Guilty
  • Fearful/Depressed/Powerless

As you learn to define exactly how you feel, you can take steps to move up the scale from so-called "negative" emotions, to the better ways to feel.

For example, often if we are bored, just getting up and doing something (ie cleaning or tidying, taking the dog for a walk, or calling a friend) is enough to put us into a better frame of mind.

Next Steps...

If you are looking for a way to manage how to deal with emotions, try cultivating an attitude of gratitude. You can learn how to do Reflections of Gratitude in order to direct our thoughts.

Everything originates in thought. All that we see has been created twice, once in the mind, and once on the physical plane. If we don’t like the results we are seeing, we need to change our thoughts about it.

I find that with the study of the types of emotions, I am inspired to become more aware. The concepts can be immediately applied to my everyday life. In my personal experience with coaching clients and businesses, I teach them how to operate from the higher side of their personality, and empower others (including myself!) to make changes in their lives.

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