Potential Energy is something that i have failed to understand since a long time. But now i want learn about it so can someone actually give a clear idea about what it really is and which is applicable to most general cases. What it really means? Why does a body posses it? What is the role of Work and Force on it? Why is it Negative? What do i visualize in my mind when someone says that a body has potential energy Other things that i wanted to know about it but have forgotten right now Like in case of kinetic energy when someone says that a body posses kinetic energy, i am able to understand its related to a body in motion. But when someone asks about P.E. i am often left thinking. I mean after scouting the web for info i have completely lost whatever little understanding i had about it often being confused by the various sources. I am sorry if i have posted a wrong question but please help me understand this. Thanks a lot.