An Alphabet of Human Emotion

As a Psychology student, I am painstakingly aware of the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). It allows us to improve and maintain healthy relationships, assists in conflict resolution and improves our overall mental wellbeing. To be “emotionally intelligent” means:

  1. To be able to understand your own emotions and express them naturally
  2. To be aware and to understand the emotions of those around you
  3. To be able to control your emotions
  4. To be able to use your emotions towards positive activities such as conflict resolution or working within a team

In one of my classes last semester, I was taught that, like IQ, Emotional Intelligence can also be developed. One of the best ways to improve your Emotional Intelligence is to become “emotionally literate” – being able to describe your emotions and the emotions of others by increasing your vocabulary of “emotion” words. And so, that is what I am aiming to do with this new project: An Alphabet of Human Emotion. In a series of letters dedicated to people I know, people I wish I knew or to myself (past, present or future), I’ll aim to increase my vocabulary of “emotion” words, and hopefully inspire others to increase theirs too!

-SKC.

The Emotion Alphabet

  • A is for Abandoned
  • B is for …
  • C is for …
  • D is for …
  • E is for …
  • F is for …
  • G is for …
  • H is for …
  • I is for …
  • J is for …
  • K is for …
  • L is for …
  • M is for …
  • N is for …
  • O is for …
  • P is for …
  • Q is for …
  • R is for Ready
  • S is for …
  • T is for …
  • U is for …
  • V is for …
  • W is for …
  • X is for …
  • Y is for …
  • Z is for …