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Are some emotions harder to control and deal with than others ?

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Last Updated: 06/22/2020 at 1:24am
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January 9th, 2015 5:25pm
Yes. Negative emotions like anger, sadness, depression, etc are all harder to deal with than emotions like excitement, joy, happiness. You just need to think about the facts. Everyone has these emotions and sometimes talking to someone helps. I know talking to someone can be scary but it helps you get through these emotions a lot easier than doing it on your own.
December 27th, 2016 9:05pm
Absolutely and I think its fair to say anger is something that can be learned to control, where as things like love, anxiety, happiness, sadness are sometimes out of our hands. Sometimes environmental, emotional, and physical factors play large roles in our emotional control but its always good to have a sense of emotional awareness above all.
April 10th, 2015 7:50am
Without a doubt! Some emotions are so primal and strong they can feel impossible to control. Some emotions maybe shouldn't be controlled.
April 16th, 2015 3:54pm
Yes. Depending on your experiences, some emotions simply wither away. Like if you've been bullied for so long, you'll sometimes find that your feelings of anger disappear and you simply accept that this is what's happening to you but if you have a period of time where you're not being bullied, say 5 months for example and then you start getting bullied relentlessly, your mind can bring your memories into play and force you to feel angry as you finally realise your self-worth and that you don't have to put up with being treated badly.
May 8th, 2015 3:09pm
Yes, i mean happy is easier to deal with then sad? So i think yes to this question, but i dont know, ive never been curious about this.
July 13th, 2015 12:09am
Absolutely! Some emotions feel like a breeze, whereas others are extremely difficult. We are all very unique in the way we interact with the world around us as well as our inner states. For some of us, anxiety is easy to get through, whereas for others it's the hardest thing out there. Ultimately, there are just some emotions that are harder, for a multiplicity of reasons. The common factor of them all, however, is that you can get through them.
October 26th, 2015 3:22pm
Yes. Emotion such as general sadness, excitement and anger is controllable to an extent, depending on a person. But more complex emotions such as depression, elation and rage are for the most part uncontrollable and perhaps unhealthy to suppress. It can, however, be dealt with if proper channel of letting it out is found. It varies with person to person and trying is the key.
August 14th, 2017 10:37am
Yes definitely. Emotions like sadness, grief, and regret are probably the hardest emotions to deal with and push away.
June 17th, 2015 11:24am
Yes, depends on you as a person as well. You may know what does and doesn't mess with your emotions. As well.
July 27th, 2015 6:30pm
Absolutely. Every persons emotional DNA is unique. You may find that anger is more difficult to control, or anxiety, or a mixture of emotions are more difficult than just one. The good news is - you are curious about your emotions and have come to a great place for support.
August 17th, 2015 2:40am
With my personal experiance I'd say yes. Anger is defiantly harder for me to control then other emotions but I suppose it depends on the person.
January 12th, 2016 12:24pm
It depends on the person itself and not the emotion. Some people have trouble with a specific emotion and others don't.
April 5th, 2016 7:27am
I would say yes, and that this applicable to most everyone, but what varies is the order of difficulty; we all have different histories, memories, triggers. What's important is to be conscious of these individualised lists and make sure that we construct our lives as best as we can for ourselves, so as to better deal with them.
May 3rd, 2016 10:12pm
Yeah, the emotions like fear and guilt. The sources of this emotions are not you, but they are implemented to you from the surrounding. You have to take some psychological exercise to overcome them.
June 6th, 2016 10:03pm
Yes, especially for something related to someone you love and care about. It does not matter how hard we try, it keeps on staying forever.
April 2nd, 2018 6:24am
Definitely. Some emotions cause our brain to shut down, while others tend to get it overworking. With that being said...; they're definitely times when even the easiest of your emotions are hard to handle. It's all chemicals, you never know.
June 22nd, 2020 1:24am
Yes. More intense emotions that are experienced and have a bigger affect on you are harder to control and deal with. For example, anger. Anger gets very out of control very quickly because it is experienced very intensely. Another example is feeling emotionally hurt. If you're hurt, it's not simple to just walk it off. It needs to be dealt with. And since humans are complex and experience emotions in a complex way, dealing with it is no easy task. Taking control of certain emotions can be more complicated and difficult than others like feeling offended. Hope this helps