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Which emotions are normal and what's a normal level of feeling?

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Last Updated: 04/23/2018 at 5:13pm
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November 10th, 2014 10:56am
I think all emotions are normal until they become a problem. We are humans and capable of so much but emotions can tend to take over and cause us to do something called emotional reasoning. It is true we look down on some emotions like hatred, jealousy, and even anger. But every emotion has a place in our brains. Our brains can decide on what to do with these emotions and even evaluate if the emotions are warranted. If you change the way you perceive something you automatically change the way you feel about it.
March 18th, 2015 1:29pm
'NORMAL' is nothing but an illusion. All it does is make us all suppress parts of ourselves because they dont fit in the idea of 'NORMAL'. Look around you, and behind that fog of normalcy, you'll see that everyone in different, everybody needs, wants, likes and desires different things. There is no 'NORMAL', its nothing but a poison to what you really are. Be yourself, Feel how you feel, make your own personal normal ;)
October 27th, 2014 9:33pm
All emotions are normal and how each of us react of display these emotions varies across the board. Dont worry if an emotion you are feeling is considered "normal" or not, worry more about if the emotions you are feeling are interfering with every day life. When that occurs, it is important to seek some kind of assistance.
October 30th, 2014 6:29am
A normal level of emotions is where you don't feel so overwhelmed with feelings but you aren't so necessarily "high" off of the feeling of happiness. It's rather a comfortable feeling.
September 12th, 2014 5:05am
Everyone has a different standard of normal. Emotions are relative to every person so there is no "normal" feeling. There are just emotions and living with those emotions in a healthy manner.
September 14th, 2014 1:41pm
I think every individual is different. What maybe normal behaviour to one and poeple around them may not be normal to other people. It really differs from person to person.
October 23rd, 2014 1:28pm
normal is just a state of mind no two people are alike so your normal may not be the same as the next persons normal
October 23rd, 2014 3:10pm
The emotion is normal, it's when we can still put our right and our responsibilities to be accomplished better. Normal level of feeling, it's when we don't lose our intention to fulfill your responsibilities.
October 26th, 2014 11:56am
That's a tricky question, I'm not sure anyone is normal! Everyone is unique in the way they feel and in the emotions they have, and that's totally okay. It's also really common to feel like you're different to everyone else or that you're not doing things 'right'. But hang in there! If you're really worried about this though, try talking to a friend about how they feel about certain things, and tell them how you feel, and I'm sure you'll find it reassuring. If you're still concerned, then you can always approach your local health professional or therapist, or speak to a Listener here on 7 Cups of Tea.
November 1st, 2014 7:16am
Actually normal is feeling up and down to various extremes at various times. But if you're constantly feeling something bothering you, it would be nice to talk to someone about it and see if there's anything that can make you feel better.
November 15th, 2014 9:47am
There is no such thing a normal. Normal is a social contruct and looks different for each person and society. What feels normal is self determined by each person through insight and self reflection and their ability to guage their resiliency to certain feelings.
September 1st, 2015 11:58pm
ALL emotions are "normal." It's alright to feel a certain way. What isn't normal is how some people choose to express these emotions; violence doesn't solve anger, and it doesn't do any good to push people away. Your emotions are a natural reaction to the things that go on in your life, and rejecting how you feel might make things worse. It's okay to be sad, mad, furious, happy, excited, confident, and all those other emotions. What you do with that feeling is what should really matter.
November 5th, 2014 8:34pm
I feel that all emotions are normal. My parents always said that everything is a pendulum. And as long as you are in the middle and not on the extreme of either spectrum, that is normal and healthy.
November 7th, 2014 9:26pm
I don't think emotions has a real level, they are different for everybody some people care more than other and get attached so much easily than others, it's difficult to anwer that because maybe I feel in a different way as you about somethings but I guess that any emotion is normal because you can't really say that being sad isn't normal, lots of people does and also happiness is.
May 17th, 2015 4:34pm
All human emotions are normal, and normal levels of feeling range from imperceptible to overwhelming.
May 23rd, 2015 7:04pm
all emotions are normal, any level is normal but if your feeling depressed or down in the dumps all day everyday than talking to a counsellor might be best
June 30th, 2015 1:46am
All emotions are normal and it makes me human. The tricky part is controlling anger and overcoming sadness
July 28th, 2015 12:26am
Normal to you is not always the normal for others. It's whats normal for you, how comfortable you are with how you are feeling.
November 9th, 2015 10:19pm
All emotions are normal. It is how you process the emotions that is the determinate factor that will bring either joy or suffering. The normal level of feeling is that of the tree. Grounded and rooted down with branches extending high above.
November 15th, 2015 2:54pm
Every emotion is normal. It's how we choose to express these that sometimes makes it unhealthy. Like violence, or temper tantrums. A big part of emotional intelligence is being able to feel an emotion without having to act on it. Best wishes..
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April 11th, 2016 4:17am
There is no normal to emotions or feelings, everyone will have their own emotions and feelings towards a specific thing, That is what that makes us interesting and different.
November 14th, 2017 8:17pm
All emotions are normal! Everyone goes through them all. There is no wrong emotion. But everyone is also different in their experiences. There's no 'normal' setting.
April 23rd, 2018 5:13pm
Ok. This is a question that absolutly does not have a right answer. Some people are hypersensitive, others have a low range of emotions going on (or give e low emotional response), and both (and anything in between) is totaly fine. One thing you might find helpfull is taking a look on MBTI and cognitive functions, as well as the four temperaments. These are helpfull schematics drawn up to describe and categorize personalities, and might help you understand how and why you react and think and feel the way you do. I know this probably isn't the answer you're looking for, but there really isn't a right way to live and feel, and giving you a formula of "how-to-be-a-human" would invalidate who you are if you don't fit in that. So instead of trying to fit in, try to understand how you work, take some time for a little session of introspection, acknowledge what you might need to work on and develop the skills you feel you lack. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.