What Human Emotion Am I Quiz

By: Ira Kurylenko
Updated: 6 months ago
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Human emotions are complex and can be categorized into primary and secondary emotions. Primary emotions are considered universal and fundamental, while secondary emotions are more nuanced and often result from the interaction of primary emotions. 
In this quiz, we’ll take a look at the more complex emotions. While the primary ones are the raw feelings we experience daily, the secondary tend to highlight our complex individualities better. We humans have complex personalities. And it would be appropriate to compare yourselves to the emotions that are just as complex! 
Human Emotions
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Primary Emotions

Happiness: The feeling of joy, contentment, or pleasure.
Sadness: The feeling of sorrow, unhappiness, or grief.
Anger: The emotion of frustration, irritation, or displeasure often in response to perceived injustice or threats.
Fear: The emotional response to perceived danger or threats, which triggers the body's fight-or-flight response.
Surprise: The reaction to unexpected events or stimuli.
Disgust: The feeling of revulsion, often in response to something offensive or unpleasant.

Secondary Emotions

  • Jealousy
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Pride
  • Anxiety
  • Excitement
  • Regret
  • Awe
  • Contempt
  • Empathy
  • Disappointment
  • Frustration
  • Sympathy
  • Ambivalence
  • Curiosity
  • Anticipation
  • Surprise
  • Bitterness
  • Indignation
  • Gratitude
And these are just the examples of the emotions that are considered more comlex and, thus, secondary. Most of them can be manifested in both positive and negative ways. No emotion is inherently evil - they just provide an outlet for our though process and feelings. It’s how we deal with them that determines their effect on our lives and those around us!
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Human Emotion Quiz Tips 

When it comes to emotions, it can tricky to deal with them on your own. They are not always quite clear and straightforward. 
If you are feeling the jumble of emotions and cannot identify all of them at first, you can take these following step to separate one from another. 


Begin by taking a moment to check in with yourself. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can focus on your thoughts and feelings.
Pay attention to what you're experiencing physically and mentally. Are there any physical sensations (e.g., tension, butterflies in your stomach) or thoughts that stand out?

Identify the Emotion

Once you're in a calm and self-aware state, try to pinpoint the specific emotion you're feeling. It might be one of the primary emotions (e.g., happiness, sadness, anger) or a secondary emotion (e.g., jealousy, guilt).
Consider the circumstances and triggers that led to this emotion. What events or thoughts may have caused it?

Label the Emotion

Give a name to the emotion you've identified. Use simple and clear language to label it. For example, "I'm feeling angry," "I'm experiencing sadness," or "I'm anxious."
Sometimes, just naming the emotion can bring a sense of clarity and relief.
Ask yourself questions to delve deeper into the root causes: "What triggered this emotion? Is it related to a past experience? What is my perception of the situation?"

Provide an Outlet

After identifying and understanding your emotion, decide how you want to express or process it. This can vary depending on the emotion and your personal preferences.
You might choose to talk to a trusted friend or therapist, engage in a creative outlet (e.g., journaling, art, music), practice mindfulness or meditation, or simply allow yourself to feel the emotion without judgment.

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