Why Do I Feel The Way I Feel?

Some people have trouble identifying how they feel, and figuring out why they feel that way. This quiz is designed to help you figure all this out, and might help you change your situation for the better. It is adapted from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy workshop given at the Counseling and Career Development Center at Georgia Southern University.

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    Which physical symptoms have you been experiencing lately? Choose the closest answer, even if you haven't experienced all the symptoms.
  • 2
    Which of these actions have you been engaged in recently?
  • 3
    Which of the following have you noticed about yourself recently?

  • 4
    Which of these events have happened to you recently, or in the past?
  • 5
    Have you interpreted any life situations in the following ways recently?
  • 6
    Which of the following words would you use to describe how you've been feeling?

  • 7
    Do you identify with any of these words?
  • 8
    What do you think the opposite of your recent experience would be?
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    If you could do anything to express the emotion you are feeling, without having to suffer the consequences, what would it be?
  • 10
    Which of the following emotions do you think you have been dealing with?

Comments (140)

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7 days ago
i got 70% anger im not dealing with anger im just dealing with an angrey brother my parents work late so when i come home from school its just me and my big bro then i gotta listen to WHATEVER HE SAYS he'll bring his friends and gf in our house and they'll trash the house together....

my parents come home at 9pm i can't tell on my big bro cuz he'll give me another black eye i allready have a black eye cuz of him like two months ago

sombody plz help me....
72 days ago
Thanks, yeah. Thats basically it. I went to the doctors yesterday for some stomach pain and trouble breathing. I will probably have my blood taken today. I do habe anxiety since my mom had a um... seizure, actually two. Right in front of me. Its hard for me to say anymore...
113 days ago
my name is original !! HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAA
113 days ago
For 50% you are: All emotions are prompted either by external or 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 you might 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 one where (or like) you or someone you know of has been hurt. Additionally, believing you might be hurt, fail, not get what you need, lose what you have, not have control or die, also feed fear. As a result, you might experience sweating, shaking, jumpiness, tension, breathlessness, dread, vomiting, etc. To alleviate fear, it is important to identify 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.
16% of 126974 quiz participants had this profile! Profile A

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For 30% you are: All emotions are prompted either by external or 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 you might be dealing with a great deal of shame in your life. The roots it come from doing something wrong, someone "telling" on you, being made fun of, being betrayed and/or rejected, failing at something, or having emotions that have not been validated. Additionally, thoughts of believing you are bad, part or all of your body is flawed, you have failed, you are stupid, judging yourself, terming yourself a "loser," and believing you are unlovable also create feelings of shame. You might 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 ashamed until you no longer feel ashamed. Profile B

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For 20% you are: All emotions are prompted either by external or 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 might be dealing with a great deal of sadness in your life. If you have been rejected, disliked, have discovered you are powerless, have been with someone who has been hurtful, 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 might feel sad. Plus, if you believe that you are bad, a failure, stupid, not "good enough," a "loser," and that you are unlovable, you might 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. Profile C

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For 0% you are: All emotions are prompted either by external or 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 might 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 might 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 avoid the provocative situation, and to try to counteract anger with kindness. It is useful to put yourself in another person's position to try and understand and be empathetic to their point of view. Profile D
175 days ago
Don't give up, you are loved even if it doesn't feel like it. I have struggled with depression, but it gets better. Just try to think of one thing a day that makes you happy, and hold onto that.
213 days ago
Curiosity killed the cat... too late.
Then why did you throw the cat into the street? I have a serious case of growing up. I just started noticing it. I know that not everyone has a chance to have a good childhood, but I think that would be my wish to the world.
I was kind of nervous as I started thinking for myself and seeing the beauty of the terror that is reality. The concept of reality didn't sink in until I suddenly realized that the world isn't as my child mind perceived it. I know lots of people here have problems and I want to best know how to help the people around me. They seem to be dropping like flies, and I think I might be hurting some of them unintentionally. Is there a diagnosis for being mentally healthy, but caring about the people who aren't? I just wish I could understand them without actually hurting myself. I think I crave Empathy so much that I am sinking with them instead of the alarm of realizing everyone else is already underwater.

Please tell me best how to help them and myself!
285 days ago
I haven't seen my results yet....
298 days ago
@Emily-Nightingale you will probably never see this but "that's normal to have those thoughts as long as you don't act on them" bull 🚔 this is what I was constantly told until I was diagnosed with depression. Push for an answer and yes I get where your coming from I was so angry that other people's pain was enjoyable. You are loved!!!!
298 days ago
I have these moments of intense fear usually at night cause that's when it happened but I was hospitalized in 2018 and my roommate physically and emotionally abused me. I just can't stop remembering it! I want to heal but can't!!!1bhjbnurkjgfn Okay done with rant quiz is really accurate. Bye someone needs you. You are loved!
302 days ago
Bro just had a breakdown so I took this and it’s pretty accurate; I feel like 🕊 cuz my now ex won’t talk to me although we decided to stay friends and I really needed to talk to her just cuz yk anygay that made me feel like 🕊
354 days ago
I'm in a real frightened place with medical problems, also alone and missing family that are to busy with there own lives to bother them with my problems.
388 days ago
I am sad and I miss my ex he told me recently I’m different from everyone else but he got a gf and I think I’m becoming depressed and ion have feelings for no one but him I love him❤️🥺
389 days ago
I got anger. Well it is true... I've been feeling really angry at myself and others but I don't know what has caused this anger. Recently my sister got sick and I couldn't come out to play and see my crush so I got really annoyed at her but I thought I got over it. But now my whole family is sick and I can't go out to play and see my crush so maybe that's what is causing all this anger. Someone please help me understand the cause of my emotions. I've been really cocky, rude and snappy towards my family and they are getting agitated and concerned for me. HELP ME!!
394 days ago
pretty accurate; shame
424 days ago
NOBODY DIE
Even tho idk you
435 days ago
Worst quiz ever couldnt tell me whats wrong with me ha figures right
441 days ago
so looks like i got shame! WOOOHOOOOOOOOOO! that was actually right! Great quiz! I honestly am so extra for no reason and annoying others with myself and being REEEEEAAAAAALLLYYYYY annoying and bland, then they leave or hang out less and i get sad and ask why so oof-
i also did so many things i cant even speak of that the people i hold dear saw! im ashamed of myself, my past choices, the people im around, my personality, looks ( EVERYTHING )
so yea actually, you were pretty spot on! lol Nice job!
450 days ago
I feel ashamed of my self and I feel hopeless
And empty
462 days ago
I completely agree with Jackie
464 days ago
This quiz is exactly telling me how I feel. I would say this is pretty accurate!