Facts About Human Emotions That You Should Know

Aug 16, 2017 Daniel Aihie
Emotion is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others, it can also be said as a strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Love, anger, fear, excitement, happiness, anxiousness, pride, etc - the range of human emotions is  finespun and ever growing. But what is it that makes us to feel/have affection one way or another? How do feelings/ affection manifest themselves and what can we learn about this?

1. Bad feelings are commendatory for your health
Experiencing negative vehemence such as fear and anger is important for mental health and helps us gauge our experiences in a positive way. Someone who only experiences positive emotions runs the risk of becoming gloating and ignoring the issues that really matter. Negative emotions are perfectly natural and it's important not to stifle them. It's all about balance!

2. It all involves chemistry, when its comes to Love
Love has a lot more to do with chemistry than you might think. Those feelings of getting butterflies in your stomach or sweaty palms or even goose bum when you are attracted to someone actually have scientific explanations. Certain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins are released and these have a big influence in the relationships that we choose.

3. Emotion are actually physical
As well as being a psychological phenomenon, vehemence (emotions) are also felt outside of the brain in the rest of the body, according to a study by a team of scientists from Finland. Certain parts of the body, especially the upper half, are heavily stimulated during emotions such as love, happiness and pride, whereas depression and sadness are linked to numbness.

4. Emotion are actually contagious especially happy emotions
Research has proven time and time again that people unconsciously mimic the emotional expressions of those around them. Whether being "infected" with a smile or picking up positive energy online, us humans just can't help ourselves from "catching" emotions from other people.

5. Forcing a fake smile actually makes you kinda happy
If you adjust your facial expression to reflect a certain emotion, you will actually begin to feel that vehemence, studies have found. When you are happy you smile, right? But it works the other way, too. If you want to make yourself happy, all you have to do is force your face into a smile for around 30 seconds and you will instantly feel happier. It's that simple.

6. Your feelings are actually shown on your face
When a person experiences a strong emotion but tries to conceal their feelings, they let out a microexpression - a brief involuntary expression of emotion. Microexpressions occur so fast that they are often not seen in real time, but when recorded and analyzed in slow motion they can provide a fascinating insight into a person's true emotional state

7. Colours influences your feelings and how you feel
Different colors can stir up certain emotions because of what we associate with these hues from nature. For example, blue is a very calming color and enhances relaxation because it's associated withs  the ocean, whereas yellow is considered a joyous, vibrant color due to its connection to the sun.

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