Fear, anger, joy and sadness are the four basic emotions of the human being.
We have all felt them at least once in our life, regardless of age, age or culture. But, do you know how to dominate them? Are you really aware of these?
If these emotions are part of our daily life, it is not by caprice. Indeed, these emotions play a role important in our psychological development.
It means thatthey serve to warn and guide us in the conservation of the organism and socialization with others.
It is important to remember that we are all afraid, and we all feel anger, joy or sadnessbecause in this way the body and the spirit grow.
We have learned and we will always learn from our emotions. So, if you have had a good time filled with happiness, it may have formed your character just as if you suffered from an event that saddened you, made you angry, or frightened you.
No matter how old you are, where you live or where you are. We will all feel, without exception, these four basic emotions, and more than once.
If you pay attention to them, you will see that these emotions are very useful information.
Indeed, they allow us to know how we feel at a specific moment and they represent a learning guide in our lives, so that we can understand each other and know how to move forward.
There are no good or bad emotions. Contrary to popular belief, we can not categorize emotions in this way.
However, there are many emotions that are more or less pleasant. Each of them has a very specific function and all are essential.
What are their functions?
These four basic or primary emotions of the human being have an energetic quality because they allow us to act expansively with others (anger, joy) and with ourselves (sadness, fear).
Let's analyze these four primary emotions one by one, and then discover their specific functions in our lives:
– The fear. This is an emotion that experts characterize as "fallback emotion". She is part of the group of thoughtful emotions and its role is to warn us of the imminent presence of a danger, that is, it prepares us to receive it and may cause us difficulties.
It also allowsassess our ability to deal with situations that are perceived as threatening.
If we first learned to know and then managed fear, we would react with caution and move away from panic, phobia, or recklessness.
– Joy. Also called "opening emotion", joy we helps to create links with others. Thus she finds herself in the category of expansive emotions (just like anger).
Joy can be manifested in different ways, the most common being tenderness, sensuality and eroticism.
If we manage joy well, then we can achieve serenity and fullness. However, if we do not know how to handle it, sadness, euphoria or frustration will emerge.
– Sadness. This emotion is part of the group of fallback emotions and is considered the most thoughtful of all.
It always refers to something that happened in the past and its role is to help us become aware of something, a situation or a person that we have lost or are missing.
Sadness also allows us to free ourselves from what does not belong to us or hurts us. Finally, the sadness allows the people around us to accompany us, avoiding us becoming too vulnerable or dependent.
– Anger. This is the second expansive emotion. It's an impulsive emotion, and a way to get rid of a weight, to free ourselves from what's bothering us, from what we believe is unfair or from what hurts us.
Anger involves a energy overloadwhich helps us sometimes to achieve what we love. So, it should not always be considered "negative".
However, if we express anger to the extreme, it will become an additional problem, instead of helping us resolve the situation.
Once you are aware of your emotions and learn to live with them, it will be much easier for you to realize that each of them is positive and beneficial in your life.