What are positive emotions?

What is an Emotion?

    • The Latin root word mot, meaning “to move,”
    • Emotions are the “feeling” aspect of consciousness.
    • Buck defined, ‘Emotion is the process by which the motivational potential is realized or “read out” when challenging stimuli activates it.’
    • They are attitudes or responses to a situation or an object, like judgments. (Zemach, 2001)
    • For example- Joy, Excitement, Tenderness, Sadness, Anger, Fear & Love, etc

What are Positive Emotions ?

  • Joy,
  • Happiness,
  • satisfaction,
  • Gratitude,
  • hope,
  • pride,
  • love,
  • Interest,
  • Serenity.

Being outgoing and sociable goes together with the experience of positive emotions. A person might characteristically experience many positive emotion and many negative emotion, few of either, or more of one than the other.

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