Words Reflecting Upset Feelings

Words Reflecting Upset Feelings

Words Reflecting “Upset” Feelings

(c) Judy Helm Wright http://www.judyhwright.com

We all need to understand that there are varying degrees of upset feelings that can be expressed in ways that make communication easier.  It is empowering to be able to name your feelings.  When you can accurately describe how you feel, then others can assist you in finding solutions.

We reflect upset feelings with words and non-verbal communication.  We may cross our arms to protect our heart. We may get tears in our eyes, or look down or away when our feelings are hurt.

Expressing your upset feelings to a supportive friend will help you to problem solve and resolve conflicts.

We can also use words to express how we are experiencing these upset feelings.

Here are some examples of feelings you would experience when your needs are not being me.  You would try to put into verbal words that would reflect how you were feeling both physically and emotionally at the time.

All of these words are adjectives that could follow “I feel…….”

  1. abandoned
  2. accused
  3. angry
  4. annoyed
  5. aggravated
  6. alienated
  7. alone
  8. anxious
  9. bored
  10. confused
  11. defeated
  12. disconnected
  13. difficult
  14. disappointed
  15. discouraged
  16. disgusted
  17. disrespected
  18. doubtful
  19. doubted
  20. embarrassed
  21. frightened
  22. frustrated
  23. guilty
  24. hated or hateful
  25. hopeless
  26. hurt
  27. inadequate
  28. incapable
  29. left out
  30. miserable
  31. put down
  32. panicked
  33. petrified
  34. rejected
  35. sad
  36. stupid
  37. unfair
  38. unhappy
  39. unloved
  40. worried
  41. worthless

Feelings  Are a Normal Part of Life

Upset emotions and feelings are a part of daily life and normal living.  It is impossible to stop having upset or negative feelings, but it is possible to change how you look at experiences and unpleasant encounters  in your life.

Upset feelings can immobilize us and keep us buried in negative thought patterns. Negative thought patterns and upset feelings will create problems for the rest of our lives, unless they are dealt with in a mature and reflective way.  Being in charge of our emotions makes them work for us, instead of against us.

By acknowledging our feelings, we can then allow others to correct any misunderstandings if they wish or to offer further information to help us understand.  If we do not share upset feelings, others have no way of communicating what they really meant or of helping us resolve issues.

Self-Awareness Quiz

  1. Can you recognize the varying degrees of emotions involved in day-to-day life?
  2. When you are upset do you just say “I am mad” or do you try to determine exactly how you feel?
  3. When you have upset feelings do you blame others or do you accept responsibility for the way you feel?

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