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  • Hate

    2 3.03%
  • Anger

    21 31.82%
  • Lust (sexual desire)

    1 1.52%
  • infatuation

    5 7.58%
  • fear

    10 15.15%
  • despair and melancholy

    16 24.24%
  • Other

    11 16.67%
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    I am surprised at how many people have chosen anger.
    To me anger is always a choice and usually the result of a deeper emotion.
    Most anger is the result of reacting to the deeper emotion and is directed at yourself for feeling that way.
    You get embarrassed you become angry with yourself. You feel fear you become angry with yourself etc..
    Anything you choose should be easy to control.

    Just me I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Exit View Post
    I am surprised at how many people have chosen anger.
    To me anger is always a choice and usually the result of a deeper emotion.
    Most anger is the result of reacting to the deeper emotion and is directed at yourself for feeling that way.
    You get embarrassed you become angry with yourself. You feel fear you become angry with yourself etc..
    Anything you choose should be easy to control.

    Just me I guess.
    Well anger has biological ties to survival as well. Anger is linked to fear, and fear is necessary for survival, so it makes sense that many find anger to be uncontrollable.

    It's a physiological and psychological response to harmful stimuli. Anger is characterized by increased blood pressure, heart rate, and adrenaline levels, all of which aid in a quick reaction to environmental threats. Additionally, facial expressions, bodily mannerisms, and loud noises that come with anger serve as an aggressive method for fending off enemies.

    Since anger is an emotion that results in physiological mechanisms for survival, it really shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that it's somewhat involuntary for many.

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    Seeing as anger is at the top of the chart, Maybe this will help.

    The fundamental cause of anger is expectations and the emphasis of it. It also can be the source of the other chart topper, despair and melancholy. If your belief system isn't so rigid, then there's no need for anger, despair or melancholy. Getting rid of these emotions is foolish, so instead, mentally make room in your life to allow for these emotions.

    Albert Ellis Coined the term musturbation (MUST-urbation). He saw that many people are hindering themselves by creating these rigid belief systems. This or that must happen or I must not fail etc. intro wiki

    Here's a video about anger specifically and what Seneca had to say about it.

    [GVIDEO="6877249402964035542"]Seneca on Anger[/GVIDEO]

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    I wouldn't agree with fear. that is, from my experience, I can show apathy from...

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    Anger.

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    Whoops, I voted without noticing despair and melancholy!

    I have trouble controlling fear turned into anxiety, a lot, too.

    When I was younger, I would have trouble controlling my infatuations, I would never *act* on them, but my mind would become obsessive, and I'd engage in horrible mental loops.

    In fact, whenever I can't "control" an emotion, I engage in the same behavior, I start to seemingly ceaselessly obsess/think about whatever subject/object/circumstance circuitously in a negative feedback loop.

    grrrrrr!!!
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    Externally - Embarassment. Having fair skin and blushing easily is not a good thing...

    Internally - Envy/Jealousy. The grass always looks greener on the other side
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    Hate. Maybe because I actually like hating, I don't know why, I know it's wrong, but I like hating just as much or even more than loving. I do try to control my hate and hide it, but people do notice that I'm "different" when I'm around people I hate. I usually become sarcastic.
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    Anxiety intertwining with despair which I am attempting to control at the moment.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Yes, I said happiness. I was surprised that all the poll options were negative.
    Probably because no one really want's to control, or put a damper on happiness or "good" emotions.
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