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Why do I feel the way I feel?

15.02 % of users had this result: All emotions are prompted either by external experiences or by internal experiences. Regardless of the source, the emotion is real, and manifests itself in the body and mind. From what you have described, it appears that you may be dealing with a great deal of fear in your life. The roots of this fear come from being in a new situation, or in a situation that is (or is like) where you or someone you know of has been hurt. Additionally, believing that you may be hurt, that you may fail, not get what you need, lose what you have, not have control, or that you may die, also feed fear. As a result, you may experience sweating, shaking, jumpiness, tension, breathlessness, dread, vomiting, etc. To alleviate fear, it is important to what you are afraid of repeatedly, until you are no longer afraid; also, engage in activities that will help you gain a sense of mastery and control.

14.63 % of users had this result: All emotions are prompted either by external experiences or by internal experiences. Regardless of the source, the emotion is real, and manifests itself in the body and mind. From what you have described, it appears that you may be dealing with a great deal of shame in your life. The roots of this shame come from doing something wrong, from someone "telling" on you, from being made fun of, from being betrayed and/or rejected, from failing at something, or for having emotions that have not been validated. Additionally, thoughts of believing that you are bad, that part or all of your body is flawed, believing that you have failed, believing that you are stupid, judging yourself, terming yourself a "loser," and believing that you are unlovable also create feelings of shame. You may have an upset, feel dread, blush, have the jitters, or feel like you're suffocating. To alleviate shame, when it is justified, repair your transgression, avoid making the mistake again, accept the consequences, and then forgive yourself. If the shame is unjustified, repeat that which makes you feel guilty until you no longer feel guilty.

13.75 % of users had this result: All emotions are prompted either by external experiences or by internal experiences. Regardless of the source, the emotion is real, and manifests itself in the body and mind. From what you have described, it appears that you may be dealing with a great deal of anger in your life. Anger is caused by losing power, respect, and status; being insulted, not having things turn out as you wanted; being in pain; being threatened; having something important interrupted, and not getting what you need or want. Additionally, anger may come about if you are expecting pain, if you believe you've been mistreated, if you are judging a situation, or ruminating. To alleviate anger, it is important to gently avoid the provocative situation, and to try to counteract anger with kindness. It is useful to try and put yourself in another person's position to try and understand and be empathetic to their point of view.

56.6 % of users had this result: All emotions are prompted either by external experiences or by internal experiences. Regardless of the source, the emotion is real, and manifests itself in the body and mind. From what you have described, it appears that you may be dealing with a great deal of sadness in your life. If you have been rejected, disliked, have discovered that you are powerless, have been with someone who has been hurting, if things have turned out badly, if you're not getting what you need, or if you've lost a loved one or a relationship, you may feel sad. Plus, if you believe that you are bad, a failure, stupid, not "good enough," a "loser," and that you are unlovable, you may feel sad. To combat sadness, it is important to engage in things that bring you pleasure, to be active, to not withdraw, and to do things that help you feel confident.