Difficult Emotions

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For you, what is the most difficult emotion to deal with? Anger, grief, guilt, shame, anguish, gratitude, euphoria, attachment, dependence? Feel free to suggest other(s) that you find difficult.
 
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Guilt is likely the most difficult emotion for me. I can deal with this emotion but gratitude emotion is bit hard to deal with.

Difficult:
Guilt, gratitude, shame, gratitude, euphoria

Not:
Anger, attachment, dependence, anguish
 
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I think in our society, despair and depression have become more widespread. The feeling that you have lost the ability to control things in your life.
 
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The feeling that you've hurt someone unintentionally...is there a name for that? That's a bad one.
 
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I have trouble with feelings of superiority. And for a man like me, that's a serious problem.
 
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The feeling that you've hurt someone unintentionally...is there a name for that? That's a bad one.
That's what I thought guilt would count .. so I just stated it as guilt being most difficult emotion for me.
 
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lethargy, laziness...
 
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The feeling that you've hurt someone unintentionally...is there a name for that? That's a bad one.
Guilt, regret, remorse?
 
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The feeling that you've hurt someone unintentionally.
The feeling that you have lost the ability to control things in your life.
me said:
The feeling you feel after you've let down someone you care for who relied on you for protection.

Haven't tried the last, but I think it'll kill me.
 
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The feeling that you've hurt someone unintentionally...is there a name for that?
If it really was unintentional it's called feeling of responsibility. If it was actually intentional it's called delusional.
 
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Haven't tried the last, but I think it'll kill me.
Or you could reflect on "why did I do that?"
 
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Post-success depression. (The let-down you get after the high from the success, whatever that may have been).

The only way to avoid it seems to be not to succeed at anything, but that strategy also has its problems.
 
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Post-success depression. (The let-down you get after the high from the success, whatever that may have been).
I'll second that one. But I would probably generalize it to be post-intensity depression. Whenever I remain highly focused for a long period of time - weeks or months - when the pressure is finally off, I go into a deep depression for at least several days. Post-success depression is probably the worst aspect of this because you know logically that you should be happy. But for me, success or failure need not be involved for the depression to set it.

If I ever experience failure, it will be interesting to compare. :biggrin:
 

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