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Since emotion is all your feelings being affected at once, emotions are stronger than feelings. Feelings however are a more directed focus. When you feel something you can always identify what that one thing is. When you have an emotion, the emotion is more distant, but stronger. All your feelings must feel a certain way about whatever is causing the emotion. So that one thing is affecting your entire system. Feelings can then be defined as immediate unconscious thought, and emotions as unconscious thought.

How This Chapter shows how Intelligence is intertwined with Emotion:

  • Feelings are more direct than emotions and thought because they are more sensory – when you touch something you get a feeling. That shows further how emotions are really about things in the real world, only it is more like you are thinking about them instead of feeling them in real time. Things that come from memory are going to be emotions and/or thoughts, not feelings because feelings are things which are more tangible, those memories might result in new feelings, but the memories themselves are not feelings because they are just thoughts. That shows how you can feel some things more than others, that thought and feeling are indeed separate and intelligence is sometimes driven by feelings and emotions, and sometimes it isn’t. You can think about things and not have feelings guiding those thoughts, or your feelings could be assisting your thoughts.
  • If you care about a feeling then it becomes easier to identify it – that shows how your feelings can help you to identify other feelings, so your emotions contribute to your emotional intelligence.
  • If a certain emotion is larger than others then to your intellect it is going to be easier to recognize, and easier to think about (that is why a depression feels like it does, because you don’t know the individual emotions contributing to it so you cannot feel a specific emotion of sadness from it.

Emotions are dulled feelings

Feelings are more immediate than emotions, they are easier to identify and are “faster”. You can also have only a few feelings at a time but your emotions are possibly composed of many more components. That is, you can have a feeling about a Frisbee, and you can have a feeling about a Frisbee game as well. But if you have emotions about the Frisbee game then in order to get those strong emotions there would have to be many things you are feeling about the Frisbee game. [Since emotions are deeper, they are harder to get to than feelings. The stronger the emotional experience, the deeper the emotion it is going to evoke. So something like a Frisbee game might evoke emotions, but just sitting on a couch might not.]

So one could think of emotions as just more than feelings. Emotions are greater than feelings and therefore they must have more parts in order to cause that greater feeling. Feelings are easy to understand because they are simple, but emotions are harder to understand because they are more complicated. A moody person would be described as emotional because emotion is a component of mood. Emotion is something that affects your entire system like a depression does. A feeling such as sadness is only an individual feeling and can be identified as such. [So our person sitting on the couch might be feeling happy, but this happiness is going to be limited because they aren't doing anything intense, so they might not be as emotional.]

Questions & Answers

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LEHLOGONOLO Reply
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i need the main definition of economics
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according to professor Richard lipsey economics is a social science that concerns with the way society has employ scarce productive resources in other to achieve a certain conditions of living
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what is the practical significance of cross price elasticity of demand?
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economics is a social science that deals with human behaviour relating with end and scares means
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according to working definition of economics by professor Richard lipsey economics is a social science that concerns with the way society has choice to employ scarce productive resources in other to achieve a certain living conditions
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it is not a pure science because it only studies human behavior
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economics is not a pure science because it studies about human behaviour scarcity want and needs of human beings and the critical thinking of human beings it can be said not to be a pure science because it cannot be manipulated because you don't know humans minds, humans minds are unpredictable
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economics is not a pure science because it studies about human behavior scarcity want and needs of human being .and the critical thinking of human being. last science can be manipulated but economics cannot because you don't know humans minds, humans min
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4. It is a hot day, and Bert is thirsty. Here is the value he places on each bottle of water: Value of first bottle $7 Value of second bottle $5 Value of third bottle $3 Value of fourth bottle $1 a. From this information, derive Bert’s demand schedule. Graph his demand curve for bottled w
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The law of diminishing marginal utility state that as a consumer consumes a successive units of a commodity, a point is eventually reached where consumption of additional unit yields less satisfaction.
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other things can be equal an certain amount paid for the goods by consumer in the market called demand.
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demand is the amount of a commodity a consumer is willing and able buy at a given price at a particular point in time
Samuel
Demand is the quantity of commodity a consumer is willing and able to buy at a given price and a particular time.
raheem
demand can be defined as the willingness and ability of a consumer to purchase goods or services at a given price in a particular time
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economics is a social science subject, which study human behaviors as a relationship btw end ND scarce means
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Utility is the satisfaction a consumer derives from consuming a particular commodity.
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