Study of Emotions
Types of Emotions
Survey on Emotions
Dealing With Emotions
It Matters to Me!
Feeling Angry, Mad, Ticked Off?
Whatever we want to call it, it’s one of the most common and basic human emotions.
Just like other emotions such as happiness and sadness, there are many different levels and types of anger. “I’m so angry that I missed that question on the test” is different from “I’m so angry at my friend because he betrayed me.”
Because we’re all unique, each of us deals with our anger on our own terms. Sometimes we express it in a way that feels good in the moment, but causes more problems afterwards. Sometimes we keep our anger inside because we don’t want to make trouble…but that just seems to make us feel worse.
Feeling Good about Yourself
We have all sorts of new thoughts and feelings about different parts of our lives, such as how we feel about:
- our friends and other kids our age
- how we are doing in school and in other activities
- our parents
- the way we look
While having these new feelings, many changes are also taking place in our lives. It is normal to feel self-conscious or shy about the changes in our emotions. Even though it might seem tough sometimes, remember that we are absolutely great!
Self-esteem: Self-esteem describes the value and respect we have for ourselves. If we have a healthy self-esteem, we feel good about ourselves as a person and are proud of what we can do. It is normal to have a hard time feeling good about ourselves sometimes.
Having a healthy or high self-esteem can help us to think positively, deal better with stress, and boost our drive to work hard. Having low self-esteem can cause us to feel uneasy and get in the way of doing things we might enjoy. For some, low self-esteem can lead to serious problems such as depression, drug and alcohol use, and eating disorders.