What is really the difference between feelings and emotions? When you are a male and you have a female friend and you told her "I have feelings for you".. she seemed to think you are in love with her.. but if you told her "I have emotion for you".. she seemed to think it is more neutral. Why is that? So I'm kinda confused how feelings differ to emotions? I told a friend what I thought feelings vs emotions differ is that when the body feels the emotion, it is feelings. But they have other ideas.. What is the consensus about this really?