Description and Characteristics of Social Emotions

(Exploring Your Mind) Social emotions are the states that arise when you’re in the company of other people. Shame is an example of it and, basically, arises when a person bases their own worth on other people’s judgment. These kinds of emotions can both positively and negatively influence interpersonal relationships and even the way you see yourself.

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Emotional Self-Harm: What it Is and How to Avoid It

(Exploring Your Mind) It’s easy to hurt yourself emotionally. One of the many forms of emotional self-harm is neglecting yourself on a daily basis in order to prioritize others. It’s when you always fall into the same harmful relationships, don’t know how to set boundaries, and neglect that beautiful person that looks back at you in the mirror.

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The Bad Habit of Thinking Badly of Others — Hating Today, Consumes the Joy of the Future

(Justin Deschamps) What’s wrong with a little venting? Discharging toxic emotional energy is extremely important, which helps us avoid trauma, feel joy, and forgive others to maintain healthy relationships. But if the button for negativity isn’t reprogrammed, an endless stream of emotional toxicity can be a part of daily life. In such situations, when we haven’t learned to transcend (which is a skill all to often overlooked in education) we’ll think badly of others. This has a terrible price, it makes the “hate” button or triggers bigger, and it bleeds over to other places. Before you know it, all that’s left is bitterness and an endless stream of excuses for why you’re justified in thinking badly of others. But with a little courage, all this can change in the twinkling of an eye. 

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