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What Is Your Strongest Emotion?

  1. Greed

    0 vote(s)
  2. Fear

    6 vote(s)
  3. Hate

    1 vote(s)
  4. Anger

    2 vote(s)
  5. Love

    3 vote(s)
  6. Lust

    0 vote(s)
  7. Jealousy

    1 vote(s)
  8. Guilt

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  9. Regret

    1 vote(s)
  10. Grief

    1 vote(s)
  1. Jul 30, 2004 #1
    what do you think is the strongest human emotion? post another if i've left something important out.
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  3. Jul 30, 2004 #2
    there is many emotions i wasn't able to fit into the poll, such as compassion, pride, pity, and many many others. sorry if there was an important one i missed. feel free to mention it.
  4. Jul 30, 2004 #3
    Isn't lust and love are the same ?Is Hurt equal to Grief ?
    I think it depends on situations in which you will have the strongest emotion..
    This morning, my strongest emotion was.......nothing mentioned up there.

    I was a lot sad but then I realized things I did and then I went to school's library chatting with my friends, and now I am here to talk with you...
  5. Jul 30, 2004 #4
    lust is just intense or unrestrained sexual craving. like desire, mostly sexual. love is a more tender, deep emotion, based moreso on an emotional connection. there is a huge difference...
  6. Jul 30, 2004 #5
    Okay what did you vote ? I will vote the same...
  7. Jul 30, 2004 #6
    lol. vote from your own experiences, please.
  8. Jul 30, 2004 #7
    I voted Anger
    When i get angry, i will say alot of things, and feel very sad then.
    But what did you vote ?
  9. Jul 30, 2004 #8


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    I didn't vote. I think they are all equally strong. You can't stop any of them from happening, just learn to resist acting outwardly about it.
  10. Jul 30, 2004 #9
    i voted fear. i think in my life (which is very eventful for its length) i've felt the full force of many emotions, and i think many emotions can control and consume lives, but fear is one of the only emotions everybody has. everybody is afraid of something... and it changes everybody.

    "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear" H.P. Lovecraft
  11. Jul 30, 2004 #10
    Love is even a very vague term, because there is love for a spouse or love for family, or love for events. These are certainly distinct emotions, although I understand that you did not want to make too long of a list.
    Many people use lust to describe a craving for things other than sexual things also.
  12. Jul 30, 2004 #11


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    The strongest emotion is one that you cannot control, it would depend on the situation which emotion is strongest. One can be overwhelmed by grief, love, anger, etc. Most people have control mechanisms and can shut or tone down certain emotions.

    So it entirely depends on the psychology of the person feeling it. Maybe some emotions are so deep-routed, that they are not easy to control.. but the strength of the emotion would still depend on the situation.

    It's hard if not impossible to quantitate such subjective experiences :)
  13. Jul 30, 2004 #12
    i will vote fear as well. the bad experiences i have had gone through give me some negative thoughts which make me fear. fear of being critized, fear of being rejected, fear of being not good enough and ... there were many times when i was holding back because my fear. sometimes i wish i had a brain-wash machine to wash out the part inside my brain where the bad experiences were kept. then i will have the courage to stand back whenever i fall, like i didn't remember i once fell.
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  14. Jul 31, 2004 #13
    i realize i should have the post, the strongest emotion felt by each individual. i know everybody has different experiences, and different reactions to certain feelings. i know there are different types of love as well, but as you said it is hard as there are so many different emotions and a limit of 10 options. this post should really be what YOUR strongest emotion is. how vance said his is anger, and i said mine was fear. not a general strong emotion, as they vary greatly. different people for different feelings...
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    I've changed the title :)
  16. Aug 2, 2004 #15


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    Why'd you only list negative emotions?

    I vote feeling of self-worth.
  17. Aug 3, 2004 #16
    I'd call that pride.

    For me grief would be the strongest.
    A lot of the emotions in the poll are generally caused by events that dissapear.
    The loss of a loved one of loved object doesn't subside.
    Its closely bound together with love, for you have to loose something/someone loved to grief.
  18. Aug 4, 2004 #17
    Could also be regret.
    Fear of what you could do.
    Or you just hate the sound of crying (like me :D)

    Or even fear of someone getting mad at you for hitting your sister.
    Its egocentric, but not an uncommon emotion when you've done something thats "out of order".
    Consider it the same as a little boy who's stolen a popsicle.
    After a night of no sleep he tells his mother he's stolen the popsicle.
    Why? Well he says he's sorry he stole it, could be true.
    Most likly its a because somewhere he knows that if he says he's done it, he won't get punished.
    An 8yr old probably is thinking in the lines of "oh god, now that poor shop keeper is one popsicle short", its pure self preservation.
    Same as feeling bad after slapping your sis.

    Self preservation, its just human nature.
  19. Aug 4, 2004 #18
    LOL, living with psychology students in one hous does strange things with people :P
  20. Aug 4, 2004 #19
    I will choose guilt, because of my love, I also regret...true
  21. Aug 5, 2004 #20


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    I'll take that one, though I will say I rarely feel strong emotions. I've only experienced strong grief three times in my life and the last time I was angry was about a year and a half ago (I can't remember the last time before that).
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