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Can you explain how feelings work?

I guess I'm 39 going on 9 but I need you to explain feelings please, and what I might be able to to about them. Can I stop/manage/fast-track the negative ones somehow? Illustrative example inside but I'd really like to hear broad principles please [more inside]
posted by Gomoryhu on Oct 24, 2014 - 23 answers

flipped out!

How do I get better at not ignoring all the positive emotional work I've done when suddenly being triggered in a high-stress low-functioning situation? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Jealousy over the ignorance of others

I'm a very deliberate, risk-averse individual when it comes to big decisions. I make pro/con lists and spend days researching topics only to be stifled with indecision when I think the future is unpredictable. I see people who make the same decision easily, but when I question them about it, it's clear they haven't even thought about any of the factors I did. They seem to be blissfully ignorant over the possible ramifications of their decisions, and in some ways I am jealous that they can go through life so easily. Does this feeling have a name, and how can I get over it? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Jul 25, 2013 - 41 answers

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Human Feelings

I am looking for books that will introduce basic emotional literacy concepts to an adult. An adult with strong tendencies toward avoidant, anti-social, narcissistic, and paranoid behavior. No, I'm not using those terms lightly. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Dec 10, 2012 - 9 answers

What's it like being pregnant near delivery?

What's it like to be pregnant nearing delivery? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Oct 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Emotions, incoming!

Have you gotten off mood stabilizers? Have you started having emotions after locking them away for forever? Give a man a hand. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Feeling emotionally flat; how do I fix this?

Recently my psychiatrist and I halved my Zoloft dosage in an attempt to help me feel less emotionally flat. That doesn't seem to have worked, and in fact now I'm just a bit depressed. So I'm thinking the flatness is personality- or lifestyle-derived. Any thoughts on how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Jun 18, 2011 - 18 answers

Do thoughts ALWAYS precede emotion?

Do thoughts ALWAYS precede emotion? [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Jan 16, 2011 - 40 answers

How to stop being a worrywart?

How do I stop worrying? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Nov 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Why do I get emotional during one particular yoga pose?

Why do I get emotional during one particular yoga pose? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Feb 2, 2010 - 34 answers

Blogs with the same feeling as This American Life?

I'm looking for blogs about psychology, storytelling, emotions, why people do the things they do, the human condition, or just good blogs with people's stories. [more inside]
posted by salvia on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

A word for the emotion you don't feel?

Is there a word for: expecting to feel grief or ache of conscience and then not feeling it? [more inside]
posted by coizero on Jan 23, 2008 - 22 answers

I become dull and emotionless for stretches of 3-5 hours at a time. What's up?

I become dull and emotionless for stretches of 3-5 hours at a time. I don't feel depressed, I just feel absolutely nothing. I can play my favorite, rock-out song and it feels the same as listening to CSPAN. I can kiss my girlfriend and I might as well be kissing my hand. It happens regularly, usually in the afternoon, but not every day. Sometimes coffee or food can snap me out of it, sometimes not. The difference between being in or out this "mode" is very distinct. When I'm not in the "mode", I experience a pretty full, normal range of emotions and I'm not what you'd call depressed at all. Have other people experienced this? Any ideas of what causes it or how I can beat it? I hate missing out on experiences while stuck in this zombie-land.
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2006 - 17 answers

Armchair Psychiatry

Do you play armchair pyschiatrist? How sure are you that you're right about people's inner lives? Do you act on your hunches? [More Inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 10, 2004 - 25 answers

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