In this article we make an attempt to understand the basics of our emotions, the very essence of our psyche.
The following eight emotions are considered the basic ones, from which all others are produced:
As specific basic emotions mix together, new secondary and tertiary emotions emerge!
The Wheel of Emotions
Robert Plutchik with his excellent work on emotions, has produced this great depiction, showing the interrelationships among them:
Spend some time to study this diagram and try to understand how they interact and interrelate. This will increase dramatically your emotional vocabulary and give you lots of self-awareness!
See also our article on: Learn about how.. you learn!