Self-dominance in emotions



Self-dominance in emotions

Whether in the virtual network or in real life, the sentence "I'm too difficult " is used to describing all difficult times. This vague description often makes us give up thinking about what makes me feel so difficult. Because of the vague expression of emotions, it is easy to get us into a feeling of "controlled by emotions " .

When we are faced with unexpected events or situations that can arouse our emotions, people with different emotional sensibility also have obvious differences in the way they express the emotions they experience.

For example, in the early days of this "COVID-19 " :

Some people will say: "My first reaction is deep fear ... Then anger and resentment against those who eat wild animals (early in the epidemic, social media rumours that the neo-coronavirus host comes from bats and is infected by human consumption), followed by sadness that there is no cure for it and we are so powerless in the face of the virus. "

Some people will say: "I feel a great emotion that cannot be described exactly. Maybe it's fear, maybe it's anger, maybe it's anxiety, I just feel so scared, it's just so hard. "

From this, we found that there is a big difference between high emotional sensitivity and low emotional sensitivity. The first type of high emotional sensitivity can specifically describe their feelings, while the second type of low emotional sensitivity cannot accurately judge their own experiences and can only express their happiness or sadness in general terms.

When an emotional event occurs, we must objectively analyze the cause and find the argument. We must not follow others' advice, let alone over-imagine and infer. Only by more accurately judging what you have experienced can you grasp the possible physiological and behavioral reactions and accurately deal with each specific emotion.

Attached: Breadth and Distinction Scale of Emotional Experience [From: Baidu Personal Library]

1. Calculation Method:

1 , Scoring Method: 5 points represent "this is an accurate description of me " , 1 points represent "this is not a description of me at all " .

2 , please score the title marked (R ) in the reverse direction: 1 indicates "is an accurate description of me " , 5 indicates "is not a description of me at all " .

3 , add the scores of all the questions together, and then divide by 14 , which is your scale score.

2. Test Question:

1. In daily life, I don't experience many different feelings. (R )

2. I can be aware of subtle differences or subtle differences in a given emotion.

3. Throughout my life, I 've been able to experience a wide range of many, many different feelings.

4. Each emotion has a clear and unique meaning to me.

5. the emotions I often experience are very limited. (R )

6. I tend to make a clear distinction between similar feelings. (e. g. depression and sadness, anger and annoyance).

7. I experience a rich variety of emotions.

8. I realized that each emotion has a completely different meaning.

9. I don't experience many kinds of sensations in my daily life. (R )

10. If I use colors to describe different emotions, I can notice subtle variations within each color (emotion).

11. "feels good " or "feels bad "- this expression is enough to describe most of the feelings in my daily life. (R )

12. In all the feelings I have, I can realize the subtle differences between them.

13. I want to experience a wide range of different feelings.

14. I'm very good at distinguishing the nuances between closely related emotional words.

Remarks: According to research, the overall average score of the scale is 3.72 points (the average score of men is 3.61 points, and the average score of women is 3.75 points). If it is higher than the average score, it indicates that the emotional granularity is higher in the general population; if it is lower than the average score, it indicates that the emotional granularity is lower in the general population. The higher the score, the higher the emotional granularity, the more emotional management strategies; the higher the self-awareness, the more open to emotional experience. (This test is for reference only)

(Author: Liu Huiqiong)