Locating emotions

by Nisan 1 min read27th Jul 20115 comments


It's important that we understand how our emotions work. Sometimes emotions give us valuable information, and sometimes our emotions don't behave the way we want them to. A prerequisite for individually understanding anything about our emotions is the ability to notice and identify emotions. I sometimes find this difficult.

One piece of advice I get is to notice where different emotions are felt in my body. A graphic designer asked 250 people to draw where they feel different emotions, and superimposed the drawings. The results are evocative.