What are positive and negative emotional responses?
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We all go through different emotional reactions at different times. Whether it is a feeling of joy, pride, sadness, hope, or amusement.
Emotions can be described as a feeling, situation, or response to a particular situation, object, or judgment.
We have two types of emotions – positive emotional response and negative emotional response. It is impossible to eliminate it from our life. Both of them regulate our everyday life and is an important part of the human experience.
In this post, we will understand what positive and negative emotional responses are and how they are both essential to our overall well-being.
Positive Emotional Response
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The positive emotional response zone responds to pleasant experiences and comes across pleasant and desirable situations.
Positive emotions are directly related to mental well-being. As positive emotions broaden our thought-action, which in turn help in personal, psychological, and social well-being.
These positive experiences in life create positive emotions such as interest, love, enjoyment, etc, which are not affected by negative emotions such as anxiety, anger, or sadness.
Positive emotions are important because it forms a foundation on which a healthy lifestyle can be maintained.
You don’t need to experience constant experiences to develop a positive emotional response. The benefits can be seen even with little experience and awareness of emotional intelligence.
Negative Emotional Response
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In contrast to positive emotion, the negative emotional response is an emotion that causes sadness, anger, frustration, etc. A negative emotional response makes you feel bad about yourself as well as the things around you. It takes away your confidence, and self-esteem, and leaves you with no enthusiasm or desire to do your daily task.
Even though negative emotions keep you from thinking and behaving clearly, you cannot stop them as it will only make the situation worse. The longer you are prone to negative emotional reactions, the closer you are to harmful habits of anger, jealousy, and sometimes violence.
Why Do We Need Both?
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Although no one wants to charge negative emotions and basically avoid them, negative emotions are just as important as positive emotions.
While positive emotions help us function well and make our emotions healthier, negative emotions encourage us to hone our survival skills and grow and develop as a person.
If a person strikes a balance between positive and negative emotions then the overall health will automatically improve.
The Bottom Line
AAF Director Anu understands how important positive and negative emotions are and how finding a balance between them leads to a healthy and happy life.
If you need support and are ready to enhance your emotional health, the AAF is always ready to lend a helping hand. You can book a session with us at firstname.lastname@example.org