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Why does emotions take over situations most of the times?

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Last Updated: 08/24/2020 at 1:55pm
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Anonymous
December 21st, 2015 4:40am
Sometimes we may trust are love someone so much that the thought of them hurting us in such a way causes emotions to stir up there for causing us to act in such a hurtful aggressive way
AmandaArctica
February 26th, 2015 7:34pm
Humanity runs on emotions, for better or worse. Some are destructive, some helpful, some unexplained. There's nothing wrong with expression of emotion in a situation but becoming a slave to emotion will always lead you down a path you don't want to go.
Shaddow
February 16th, 2016 9:23am
Emotions take over when we stop considering the situation logically and rationally...if we see the situation from point of view of a third person ...then we may realize that whats wrong and what's right irrespective of all the feelings and emotions. Or another way could be to calm down our mind for a while and then think, so that our decision are not biased because of our emotions.
Anonymous
February 24th, 2015 9:23pm
It's something that's always there, you can't just get rid of your emotions, and sometimes it just gets all too much.
JeremiahA
April 20th, 2015 7:18pm
Different emotions are from different neurotransmitters in the brain. Certain situations can evoke emotion and make a person act in a particular manner.
nicolehere
May 4th, 2015 8:20pm
It is easy for emotions to take over situations because they are so powerful. It is easier to let your body get wrapped up in emotion than to think through a situation logically and ultimately handle it better. Calming yourself with deep breathing or physical exercise can help you step back from a situation and look at it more logically.
Igneel
June 15th, 2015 2:39pm
Angst and emotion take over the logical part of your brain. It's not anything you can control, and you shouldn't be ashamed of it. What you need to do is take that emotion, and learn from it, become the you that you want to become.
PoliteOcean
September 6th, 2015 3:14am
Thats what emotions do. That is how the human body and mind are built. Doesn't always mean its easy to deal with or that we have to like it at all. But if you feel that you emotions are too out of control for you to handle perhaps talking with a therapist or counselor could help sort your feelings and emotions out.
Anonymous
September 14th, 2015 3:14am
If I find that I am emotional pretty often, then I am likely feeling pretty down. If I'm feeling more depressed (down) than usual, I'm usually feeling pretty vulnerable. When that happens, I'm often more susceptible to letting my emotional mind overtake my rational mind.
Greatlistener87
November 10th, 2015 2:31pm
If you are an emotional person, you will be pretty much emotional for many things that means a lot to you. But always remember that there is a place and time for all emotions to take place and be wise on where you show them.
Anonymous
March 14th, 2016 5:40am
It's good to validate you emotions, sometimes they seem overpowering, but they are there for a reason, to tell you that you are going the wrong way. You must know sadness and anger, in order to know joy and success. Once you know them all, it is up to you which way you want to go, maybe not easy to control, but you get better at identifying what path your emotions are leading you towards every day. You are feeling sad for a whole day, it becomes the story of your life, you are angry for a long time, it is difficult to get out of. Each night when you sleep is a reset button, sometimes it might take a couple of nights, or maybe praying/meditating will put you at ease before you go to sleep. It is important to know that you cannot get it wrong, you cannot get it done, and you get infinite chances to change where you are headed in your life.
Anonymous
May 31st, 2016 4:51pm
It is our way our bodies respond to situations. Neglect these thoughts and or feelings is probably one of the worst things that someone can do. Learn to listen to good or bad emotions and learn from it. Learn to manage them in healthier ways as well.
undergroundghouls
May 31st, 2016 7:40pm
Emotions often take over situations because of how strongly I feel them in my chest, and how hard it is for me to get rid of them once they are there. Sometimes, if I don't express an emotion, it stays with me forever.
Anonymous
March 30th, 2020 12:46pm
This may seem a bit harsh but the answer is simply because you let them. Each one of us has emotions and sometimes they can really get out of hand. I'm certainly guilty of loosing my cool every now and again and doing or saying something I regret, we are human it happens. The important thing to remember is that each one of us is responsible for our emotions, it is our job to make sure they don't blow up. The next time you feel an emotion boiling over try calmly removing yourself from the situation and calming down long before the emotion takes control.
niceGrace3853
August 24th, 2020 1:55pm
Emotions play a huge role in our personalities, in our decision making, in our day to day life. The stronger we are connected to or relate to something the stronger influence it has on us. Emotions don't necessarily differentiate between wrong and right, it's just our feelings.. It needs extreme control over our actions and brain to not let emotions take the wheel.. And most of us don't have it.. Hence emotions do take over.. It's not necessarily a bad thing.. but if you know it is affecting you and you can't take control.. please seek help.. Hope this answer helps you!