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#Loisindabl 2018 – Fondness


I must say that I’m enjoying these prompts. They’re really amazing. Every day a new word with a strong meaning is being given and I’m actually liking one thing the most that is to use the word in anyway possible. This gives us the margin to think and write more. Thank you Bee for starting this thing.

Okay so today’s word is fondness. Fondness is liking or having an affection for someone or something. As humans, you can be fond of anything which pleases you or anything you like. If I’ll talk about myself, then there’s one thing I’m greatly fond off…can you guess what it can be ? Hmm, my blogging family who’ve been supporting me since day 1 can might make a guess. Okay😀 I’m not gonna put you in trouble. My fondness is for tea.😀 (if you’re interested in knowing me then kindly click on this link and know the fun facts about me ) I laaaaave tea. There’s nothing other than tea that makes happy when I’m bit down or sad. I only think of tea and everything’s fine. I start my day with a cup of tea and end it likewise. This is called a real ~FONDNESS~😁 The following picture can also depict my  fondness for tea.images (3).jpeg

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Theory Of Emotion

Can you guess how many emotions a human can experience?

The answer might shock you – it’s around 34,000.

With so many, how can one navigate the turbulent waters of emotions, its different intensities, and compositions, without getting lost?

The answer – an emotion wheel.

Through years of studying emotions, Dr. Robert Plutchik, an American psychologist, proposed that there are eight primary emotions that serve as the foundation for all others: joy, sadness, acceptance, disgust, fear, anger, surprise and anticipation. 

This means that, while it’s impossible to fully understand all 34,000 distinguishable emotions, learning how to accurately identify how each of the primary emotions is expressed within you can be empowering. It’s especially useful for moments of intense feelings when the mind is unable to remain objective as it operates from its older compartments that deal with the fight or flight response.

The eight primary emotions that he identified, which are the basis for all others, are grouped into polar opposites:

  • joy and sadness
  • acceptance and disgust
  • fear and anger
  • surprise and anticipation

The foundation of his theory stems from the following ten postulates:

  1. The concept of emotion is applicable to all evolutionary levels and applies to all animals including humans.
  2. Emotions have an evolutionary history and have evolved various forms of expression in different species.
  3. Emotions served an adaptive role in helping organisms deal with key survival issues posed by the environment.
  4. Despite different forms of expression of emotions in different species, there are certain common elements, or prototype patterns, that can be identified.
  5. There is a small number of basic, primary, or prototype emotions.
  6. All other emotions are mixed or derivative states; that is, they occur as combinations, mixtures, or compounds of the primary emotions.
  7. Primary emotions are hypothetical constructs or idealized states whose properties and characteristics can only be inferred from various kinds of evidence.
  8. Primary emotions can be conceptualized in terms of pairs of polar opposites.
  9. All emotions vary in their degree of similarity to one another.
  10. Each emotion can exist in varying degrees of intensity or levels of arousal.

A Take Home Message

We can summarize the usefulness of the Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotion in the form of the following golden rules:

  • Learn to attend to your emotions
  • Become curious and patients with your emotions
  • Talk about them and show your real emotions to others
  • Learn to accept having different emotions
  • Change your emotions with other emotions

With the wheel of emotion and the golden rules in hand, life will become more manageable.

If there’s some confusion as to how and when an emotion arises in human, then you must check out the following video. It’ll definitely help you understand the concept of emotion in more broader terms.

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#Loisindabl 2018 – Emotion


Robert Plutchik (21 October 1927 – 29 April 2006) was professor emeritus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and adjunct professor at the University of South Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and he was also a psychologist. He authored or coauthored more than 260 articles, 45 chapters and eight books and edited seven books. His research interests included the study of emotions, the study of suicide and violence, and the study of the psychotherapy process.

According to my today’s prompt , I’ll definitely focus on his theory of emotions. He considered there to be eight primary emotions—anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. Plutchik proposed that these ‘basic’ emotions are biologically primitive and have evolved in order to increase the reproductive fitness of the animal. Plutchik argues for the primacy of these emotions by showing each to be the trigger of behaviour with high survival value, such as the way fear inspires the fight-or-flight response.

Robert Plutchik’s theory 

Robert Plutchik’s theory says that the eight basic emotions are:

  • Fear → feeling of being afraid
  • Anger → feeling angry. A stronger word for anger is rage
  • Sadness → feeling sad. Other words are sorrowgrief (a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died)
  • Joy → feeling happy. Other words are happinessgladness
  • Disgust → feeling something is wrong or nasty
  • Surprise → being unprepared for something
  • Trust → a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker.
  • Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.
    Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

    I hope I’ve done justice to the topic. I hope you’ll like it.🌼

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