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    Default Discussion about survey: Attraction, preference and tolerance to dark moods.

    While ago I asked people to provide answers to my survey about dark moods, quoted below. New answers are okay!

    Now that a good number of people have participated, I'd like to ask what you have learned. Any patterns, hunches of motivations, any recurring themes..

    How would you group the respondents per their answers? I.e. there's this common theme that people of type A answer like this and this, people like B answer like this .. what kind of groups would you make?

    Anything you've already learned? Has this worked to raise just more questions?

    I'd like to understand this topic in order to understand one individual in my life and get along with that person better. Perhaps this is a common theme I'm willing to understand - so perhaps this survey will help other persons than me, as well.

    I'm trying to find what kind of factors lead to people being tolerant of dark moods, and what part of the amount of internal and external stress plays in their lives. I'm also trying to find how life skills and achievement work into it.

    Here goes.

    How much do you agree to each the following statements?
    1: Strongly disagree
    2: Somewhat disagree
    3: Neither agree or disagree
    4: Somewhat agree
    5: Strongly agree
    Please give a numerical response to every question you can.

    If you wish, explain your answers, too, but I don't expect this of anyone. Number alone is sufficient.

    Q1. As a general rule, I'm always directed towards success and solving the problems.
    Q2. As of right now, I'm urgently trying to improve my lot in life.
    Q3. I often joke about other people's problems.
    Q4. People should support the good mood in a group.
    Q5. Life is so unjust, I almost wish I wouldn't have to take part in it.
    Q6. I often get depressed from all those terrible things happening to me.
    Q7. I should be treated with dignity, because I'm a human being afterall.
    Q8. I don't get that depressed at all when discussing dark topics.
    Q9. I wouldn't want to spoil the mood by complaining about my problems.
    Q10. If someone loved me, they would listen to my problems and give me comfort.
    Q11. People should understand how they make others feel with what they say.
    Q12. If people want respect, they have to treat others with respect.
    Q13. I can't relate to most of the stuff that happy people talk about.
    Q14. Happy people don't seem to have any depth.
    Q15. I can tolerate, even enjoy, a lot of depressive ideas.
    Q16. If I'm on a bad mood, everyone should be on a bad mood.
    Q17. I cry with those who cry, and I laugh with those who laugh.
    Q18. Some people's personal problems are a joke.
    Q19. Things often turn out bad in my life.
    Q20. As a general rule, I'm a happy person.
    Q21. Depressive thoughts are always with me.
    Q22. Life is easy enough for me to have happy, carefree mood for the most time.
    Q23. I can put my feelings aside when I need to do something important.
    Q24. If bad enough things happen to me, I just spill it out and make it known to everyone.
    Q25. My mood is a result of things that have happened to me, and I can't help it.
    Q26. I live through my moods very intensively.
    Q27. I'm easy to get along with.
    Q28. I'm such a burden to other people.
    Q29. Take me as I am, or leave me be.
    Q30. Other people are there to help me with my problems.
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    Q1. As a general rule, I'm always directed towards success and solving the problems. 5
    Q2. As of right now, I'm urgently trying to improve my lot in life.5
    Q3. I often joke about other people's problems. 2
    Q4. People should support the good mood in a group.5
    Q5. Life is so unjust, I almost wish I wouldn't have to take part in it. 1
    Q6. I often get depressed from all those terrible things happening to me.1
    Q7. I should be treated with dignity, because I'm a human being afterall. 3
    Q8. I don't get that depressed at all when discussing dark topics. 3
    Q9. I wouldn't want to spoil the mood by complaining about my problems.4
    Q10. If someone loved me, they would listen to my problems and give me comfort. 3
    Q11. People should understand how they make others feel with what they say. 4
    Q12. If people want respect, they have to treat others with respect. 5
    Q13. I can't relate to most of the stuff that happy people talk about.2
    Q14. Happy people don't seem to have any depth.2
    Q15. I can tolerate, even enjoy, a lot of depressive ideas.3
    Q16. If I'm on a bad mood, everyone should be on a bad mood. 2
    Q17. I cry with those who cry, and I laugh with those who laugh. 3
    Q18. Some people's personal problems are a joke. 2
    Q19. Things often turn out bad in my life.2
    Q20. As a general rule, I'm a happy person. 4
    Q21. Depressive thoughts are always with me. 2
    Q22. Life is easy enough for me to have happy, carefree mood for the most time.3
    Q23. I can put my feelings aside when I need to do something important. 4
    Q24. If bad enough things happen to me, I just spill it out and make it known to everyone. 4
    Q25. My mood is a result of things that have happened to me, and I can't help it. 2
    Q26. I live through my moods very intensively. 3
    Q27. I'm easy to get along with. 3
    Q28. I'm such a burden to other people. 1
    Q29. Take me as I am, or leave me be.2
    Q30. Other people are there to help me with my problems. 2

    I understand that people need one another and it's good to be empathic, but I think it's a good habit to not overly burden the other people with your bad moods, demanding that they should be empathic.

    One should try to be mostly self sufficient, and give help to people.

    I think one's satisfaction in life stems mostly from the person themselves. One should learn to be expert with their mood, themselves and their life, so they can handle the life's problems with dignity, and not be a victim.

    If someone is a victim, though, they should be helped out, but a victim shouldn't victimize themselves, but they should win themselves and emerge victorious from life's troubles. I'm willing to give that kind of help, but I expect people to advance, too.

    I also hate for people spoiling the mood. Some people don't understand their own moods is their responsibility, as well as those of others, so everyone should work together. One can't just start being terrible and expecting others to "fix" them.
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    This survey gives you bad feelings?
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    Q1. As a general rule, I'm always directed towards success and solving the problems. 5
    Q2. As of right now, I'm urgently trying to improve my lot in life. 5
    Q3. I often joke about other people's problems. 1
    Q4. People should support the good mood in a group. 5
    Q5. Life is so unjust, I almost wish I wouldn't have to take part in it. 2
    Q6. I often get depressed from all those terrible things happening to me. 4
    Q7. I should be treated with dignity, because I'm a human being afterall. 5
    Q8. I don't get that depressed at all when discussing dark topics. 4
    Q9. I wouldn't want to spoil the mood by complaining about my problems. 5
    Q10. If someone loved me, they would listen to my problems and give me comfort. 5
    Q11. People should understand how they make others feel with what they say. 5
    Q12. If people want respect, they have to treat others with respect. 5
    Q13. I can't relate to most of the stuff that happy people talk about. 1
    Q14. Happy people don't seem to have any depth. 1
    Q15. I can tolerate, even enjoy, a lot of depressive ideas. 4
    Q16. If I'm on a bad mood, everyone should be on a bad mood. 2
    Q17. I cry with those who cry, and I laugh with those who laugh. 5
    Q18. Some people's personal problems are a joke. 2
    Q19. Things often turn out bad in my life. 1
    Q20. As a general rule, I'm a happy person. 4
    Q21. Depressive thoughts are always with me. 3
    Q22. Life is easy enough for me to have happy, carefree mood for the most time. 3
    Q23. I can put my feelings aside when I need to do something important. 3
    Q24. If bad enough things happen to me, I just spill it out and make it known to everyone. 4
    Q25. My mood is a result of things that have happened to me, and I can't help it. 5
    Q26. I live through my moods very intensively. 5
    Q27. I'm easy to get along with. 3
    Q28. I'm such a burden to other people. 1
    Q29. Take me as I am, or leave me be. 5
    Q30. Other people are there to help me with my problems. 2

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    Q1. As a general rule, I'm always directed towards success and solving the problems. 3
    Q2. As of right now, I'm urgently trying to improve my lot in life. 3
    Q3. I often joke about other people's problems. 2
    Q4. People should support the good mood in a group. 4
    Q5. Life is so unjust, I almost wish I wouldn't have to take part in it. 1
    Q6. I often get depressed from all those terrible things happening to me. 2
    Q7. I should be treated with dignity, because I'm a human being afterall. 3
    Q8. I don't get that depressed at all when discussing dark topics. 4
    Q9. I wouldn't want to spoil the mood by complaining about my problems. 4
    Q10. If someone loved me, they would listen to my problems and give me comfort. 2
    Q11. People should understand how they make others feel with what they say. 2
    Q12. If people want respect, they have to treat others with respect. 2
    Q13. I can't relate to most of the stuff that happy people talk about. 1
    Q14. Happy people don't seem to have any depth. 1
    Q15. I can tolerate, even enjoy, a lot of depressive ideas. 3
    Q16. If I'm on a bad mood, everyone should be on a bad mood. 1
    Q17. I cry with those who cry, and I laugh with those who laugh. 3
    Q18. Some people's personal problems are a joke. 1
    Q19. Things often turn out bad in my life. 2
    Q20. As a general rule, I'm a happy person. 4
    Q21. Depressive thoughts are always with me. 4
    Q22. Life is easy enough for me to have happy, carefree mood for the most time. 4
    Q23. I can put my feelings aside when I need to do something important. 3
    Q24. If bad enough things happen to me, I just spill it out and make it known to everyone. 3
    Q25. My mood is a result of things that have happened to me, and I can't help it. 2
    Q26. I live through my moods very intensively. 3
    Q27. I'm easy to get along with. 4
    Q28. I'm such a burden to other people. 3
    Q29. Take me as I am, or leave me be. 4
    Q30. Other people are there to help me with my problems. 1
    "In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." -Francis Bacon

    "No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible." -George Chakiris

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    One part of this, I'm trying to understand.

    Sky_is_blue, one word that seems to describe you, judging from your answers, is genuine. You live your life with no pretense, and you engage yourself fully. You seem to think that people should work together for a good mood, but darker, depressive moods should be preferably dealt with a very close person.
    You don't seem overly thrilled with life, but you are happy and content. You seem to value feelings for what they are. Still, you place a higher value for good feelings, and I get from your responses the idea that there are good feelings and bad feelings - those that do more good most often the time, and those that do less good.
    I think respect is an important value to you.
    Your responses seem to strongly indicate a wish to express such feelings which are the most useful for a group's well-being, with well-being linked to being positive, for the most part.
    Did I get anything right?

    PoprocksAndCoke, you seem quite bold with your answers. You seem to experience positive moods mostly, and you seem to entertain the idea of negative feelings as well. They don't seem to affect you that much, but they are there. You seem to think your life provides you an opportunity to experience positive feelings, and positive feelings are, for the most part, good for anyone. Still, it doesn't seem that simple to you. People experience all kinds of stuff. The human mystery is a profound one. What makes someone tick? Why someone feels the certain way? There isn't an easy answer to feeling well, and the journey might go through a hell of a lot trouble. You understand the one who has troubles, and you'd wish them to understand what it's all about, but you wouldn't want to cry with them ever after. Rather, you'd like to inspire people to live a life, a full life, a dignified life even though there are heck of a great problems. They'll know you'll feel for them. You'd wish them to move on, get better, and not dwell in their problems, though - you at least wouldn't want to dwell in the problems unnecessarily. There's more to be had in the life than that.

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    Q1. As a general rule, I'm always directed towards success and solving the problems. Agree

    Q2. As of right now, I'm urgently trying to improve my lot in life. Agree, I'm always trying to improve something. I wouldn't say urgently though.

    Q3. I often joke about other people's problems. Strongly Disagree

    Q4. People should support the good mood in a group. Agree

    Q5. Life is so unjust, I almost wish I wouldn't have to take part in it. Strongly Disagree

    Q6. I often get depressed from all those terrible things happening to me. Disagree

    Q7. I should be treated with dignity, because I'm a human being afterall. Agree

    Q8. I don't get that depressed at all when discussing dark topics. Agree

    Q9. I wouldn't want to spoil the mood by complaining about my problems. Agree

    Q10. If someone loved me, they would listen to my problems and give me comfort. Agree

    Q11. People should understand how they make others feel with what they say. Neither agree nor disagree, although it's preferable that people in my life understand.

    Q12. If people want respect, they have to treat others with respect. Agree

    Q13. I can't relate to most of the stuff that happy people talk about. Strongly Disagree

    Q14. Happy people don't seem to have any depth. Strongly Disagree

    Q15. I can tolerate, even enjoy, a lot of depressive ideas. Neither agree nor disagree.

    Q16. If I'm on a bad mood, everyone should be on a bad mood. Strongly Disagree

    Q17. I cry with those who cry, and I laugh with those who laugh. Agree

    Q18. Some people's personal problems are a joke. Strongly Disagree

    Q19. Things often turn out bad in my life. Disagree

    Q20. As a general rule, I'm a happy person. Strongly Agree

    Q21. Depressive thoughts are always with me. Disagree

    Q22. Life is easy enough for me to have happy, carefree mood for the most time. Neither agree nor disagree at this moment. Otherwise, mostly agree.

    Q23. I can put my feelings aside when I need to do something important. Neither agree nor disagree

    Q24. If bad enough things happen to me, I just spill it out and make it known to everyone. Disagree

    Q25. My mood is a result of things that have happened to me, and I can't help it. Neither agree nor disagree. My bad mood is the result of how I've interpreted the things that have happened to me. I have a difficult time helping it when I'm drowning in it, unless I completely escape.

    Q26. I live through my moods very intensively. Generally disagree.

    Q27. I'm easy to get along with. Agree

    Q28. I'm such a burden to other people. Disagree

    Q29. Take me as I am, or leave me be. Neither agree or disagree. I will modify myself until I feel as though I'm losing myself.

    Q30. Other people are there to help me with my problems. Agree
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    Q1. As a general rule, I'm always directed towards success and solving the problems.
    4
    Q2. As of right now, I'm urgently trying to improve my lot in life.
    3
    Q3. I often joke about other people's problems.
    3
    Q4. People should support the good mood in a group.
    5
    Q5. Life is so unjust, I almost wish I wouldn't have to take part in it.
    1
    Q6. I often get depressed from all those terrible things happening to me.
    3 - No terrible things happen to me, but I still get depressed from some things.
    Q7. I should be treated with dignity, because I'm a human being afterall.
    5
    Q8. I don't get that depressed at all when discussing dark topics.
    4 - Depends on how you would define a dark topic. But generally I don't.
    Q9. I wouldn't want to spoil the mood by complaining about my problems.
    2 - If I have problems, I like them to be heard.
    Q10. If someone loved me, they would listen to my problems and give me comfort.
    4
    Q11. People should understand how they make others feel with what they say.
    4
    Q12. If people want respect, they have to treat others with respect.
    5
    Q13. I can't relate to most of the stuff that happy people talk about.
    2
    Q14. Happy people don't seem to have any depth.
    1
    Q15. I can tolerate, even enjoy, a lot of depressive ideas.
    1
    Q16. If I'm on a bad mood, everyone should be on a bad mood.
    2
    Q17. I cry with those who cry, and I laugh with those who laugh.
    2
    Q18. Some people's personal problems are a joke.
    2 - No, I don't think so. To them they are not a joke, so they are not to me either.
    Q19. Things often turn out bad in my life.
    2 - Hardly.
    Q20. As a general rule, I'm a happy person.
    2 - I don't feel very happy with my life at this point.
    Q21. Depressive thoughts are always with me.
    4 - At this point, I feel pretty depressive. But I can still be happy.
    Q22. Life is easy enough for me to have happy, carefree mood for the most time.
    2
    Q23. I can put my feelings aside when I need to do something important.
    2
    Q24. If bad enough things happen to me, I just spill it out and make it known to everyone.
    5
    Q25. My mood is a result of things that have happened to me, and I can't help it.
    3 - Sometimes it is a result of things that happen to me, sometimes it is a result of my own, depressive thoughts.
    Q26. I live through my moods very intensively.
    4
    Q27. I'm easy to get along with.
    3
    Q28. I'm such a burden to other people.
    1
    Q29. Take me as I am, or leave me be.
    5
    Q30. Other people are there to help me with my problems.
    3 - I only expect help for my problems from friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    PoprocksAndCoke, you seem quite bold with your answers. You seem to experience positive moods mostly, and you seem to entertain the idea of negative feelings as well. They don't seem to affect you that much, but they are there. You seem to think your life provides you an opportunity to experience positive feelings, and positive feelings are, for the most part, good for anyone. Still, it doesn't seem that simple to you. People experience all kinds of stuff. The human mystery is a profound one. What makes someone tick? Why someone feels the certain way? There isn't an easy answer to feeling well, and the journey might go through a hell of a lot trouble. You understand the one who has troubles, and you'd wish them to understand what it's all about, but you wouldn't want to cry with them ever after. Rather, you'd like to inspire people to live a life, a full life, a dignified life even though there are heck of a great problems. They'll know you'll feel for them. You'd wish them to move on, get better, and not dwell in their problems, though - you at least wouldn't want to dwell in the problems unnecessarily. There's more to be had in the life than that.

    Did I get that right ?
    A little bit. Some things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoprocksAndCoke View Post
    A little bit. Some things.
    Hmm. So I didn't get it right. What is your idea of bad feelings & dark moods then? What kind of a part they play in your life? What's your thought of them in general?
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