Free downloadable and printable chart or list of feelings

Category: Better Relationships | Author and Publisher: Elly Prior | First published: 25-09-2010 | Modified: 19-04-2019

I compiled this chart or list of feelings and emotions some years ago for use in my counselling sessions.

I was aware that so many people struggled to articulate their feelings. Sadly, many had learnt to shut them off for all sorts of reasons.

I noticed then how it helped them reconnect with their innate resources and guide them towards identifying and naming specific feelings.

The APA Dictionary of Psychology, states that "feelings differ from emotions in being purely mental, whereas emotions are designed to engage with the world".

We are born with emotions, they are an innate resource - one of the Human Givens.

Free printable list of emotions and feelings. Feelings chart. Emotion chart.

Why this feelings chart (printable list of feelings PDF)?

This list of human emotions is a useful tool in relation to the suggested counselling practice that people should express their feelings to help them get better. As helpers, we can guide clients or patients to listen out for, identify and sit with whatever they're feeling - without judgement.

This is not always helpful though.

There are also people who've got completely lost in their feelings. This can limit their ability to see their struggles in a wider context. It can also hamper their ability to solve problems where possible. It hinders their acceptance of things they can't change and prevents them from seeking ways to make that more manageable for themselves.

The more emotional we are as human beings the more black and white our thinking becomes!

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Ecover List of Feelings and Emotions. Feelings chart. Emotion chart.Worksheet - free printable PDF of list of feelings and emotions!

List of human emotions and feelings (feeling or emotion chart)

Below you can see a snapshot of my chart of feelings.

Joy

Types of feelings

Angry

frustrated
cross
irritated
annoyed
furious
livid
enraged
hurt
inadequate
trapped
tired
scared

Negative

distrustful
(see: infidelity warning signs)
suspicious
scornful
disdain
bitter
stupid
shame
worthless

Types of feelings

Uneasy

nervous
tense
anxious
flustered
insecure
angry
cross
confused
bored
flat
apathetic
weak

Frightened

uneasy
weak
insecure
inadequate
tense
anxious
nervous
scared
petrified
threatened
trapped
horrified

Types of feelings

Happy

pleased
glad
wonderful
elated
excited
content
surprised
proud
relieved
satisfied
confident

Positive

determined
forgiving
hopeful
motivated
inspired
daring
energetic
loving
eager
excited
receptive
happy (see:secrets to a happy relationship)

Emotion chart: sadness

Types of feelings

Unhappy

hurt
upset
lonely
guilty
miserable
bereft
despairing
devastated
lost
down (see:warning signs of depression)

Upset

angry
frustrated
sad
tearful
hurt
miserable
weepy

Confused

hurt
upset
lonely
inadequate
cross
miserable
shocked
mixed-up
nervous
scared
discontented
foolish
surprised

Where emotions are felt in the body

Emotions expressed with just a sound

According to UC Berkeley research, we're able to express how we're feeling by merely spontaneous sounds.

Were able to communicate the following 24 emotions:

amusement
elation
embarrassment
triumph
sadness
disgust
contempt
disappointment
anger
distress
pain
adoration

sympathy
ecstasy
desire
contentment
relief
confusion
interest
realisation
awe
surprise (positive)
surprise (negative)

The complete feelings chart for free!

You get: 11 pages with feelings charts listing emotions and feelings with more than double the entries in the table above.

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What can you use this printable list of emotions and feelings for?

Use this list of emotions and feelings...

... for your studies (future therapists, nurses, doctors, counsellors, social workers etc.)

... to help increase your clients' emotional intelligence

... as a hand-out for your students

... for use in therapy (to increase focus, understanding, clarity and get unstuck)

... for use in a therapeutic group

... as a coaching tool

... for personal use - to get an insight into your feelings and emotions for a better understanding of yourself

... in any clinical setting as a diagnostic tool

You can also enhance it with your own or your clients' contributions

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