Why Do I Feel The Way I Feel?

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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?

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    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 (127)


11 hours ago
pretty accurate; shame
30 days ago
Even tho idk you
41 days ago
Worst quiz ever couldnt tell me whats wrong with me ha figures right
47 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!
57 days ago
I feel ashamed of my self and I feel hopeless
And empty
69 days ago
I completely agree with Jackie
70 days ago
This quiz is exactly telling me how I feel. I would say this is pretty accurate!
79 days ago
It's confusing, everything feels so quiet, blank and desolate. I force myself to socialize but can't bring myself to enjoy anything. My favourite hobbies don't mean much anymore, I hate how tangled and inconclusive my thoughts are, how odd, feeling like someone else in my own skin; someone I don't recognize, one that I can't relate to
90 days ago
I just feel as though I am living in a hole 60ft underground, alone, ashamed I feel as though I could just slit my throat and I will be ok and no one would even flutter an eyelid or even care.
92 days ago
*wanna Sorry
92 days ago
I wanna die...i just really Wanda diewhat must i do?..
92 days ago
For 40% 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 118103 quiz participants had this profile! Profile A

You could also get this result:
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 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 B

Or even this one:
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 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 C

Or even this one:
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 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 D

Nice Quiz
95 days ago
I’ve no idea what happened to my life, but it’s not the one I asked for. My best friend ran away from me with the mean group, now I’m in lock down and I don’t know what to do about all my problems.
Pls help!?
104 days ago
It says I need to engage in activities that make me happy but that only lasts for a while and then the sadness comes back every few days. its like it never goes away
110 days ago
I don't feel anything. Everything is blank. Everything I see is all in black and white. Somethings wrong with me, other people's physical pain is fun to me. Self-harm seems like something to do, and then laugh at myself. I lie down to sleep, and I hear noises. Voices. I know i'm not depressed, I just dont know. It's gone so far that even the thought of murdering someone sounds enjoyable. I'm worried, because I don't know how far I would go to feel emotions, to feel anything! Can someone please help me, or at least give me a diagnosis?..
120 days ago
Will someone please pray for me? I want to end it all.
129 days ago
I just feel empty. I don’t know whether events really happened or never did, but they impact me nevertheless. I suddenly feel waves of panic for no reason and absolutely can’t stop fidgeting. I tried talking to my parents, they said that I’m too sensitive and have to deal with it, so I just show a fake side of myself and hide almost everything I feel. I also withdrew from everyone a lot and just feel detached and numb. I’m wondering whether something is actually wrong or whether I’m just faking everything and unconsciously being an attention seeker. It’s just so confusing. Should I talk to a the😘 online or something...? Please give advice.

(P.S.:- I can’t do anything which charges money, and my parents don’t think there’s anything wrong with me. If I asked them to take an appointment with a psychologist, they’d probably say that it’s unnecessary and say that today’s generation is useless and always overreacting, yadda yadda. Any other tips on what I can do?)
129 days ago
I’ve had lots of childhood trauma since I was 7. Family of druggies except my Parents but they’re jerks. Never rlly had friends, went thru 2 bad break ups in a little over a year, dealt w toxic ppl who start arguememts w me then tell me to grow up or “I have better things to worry abt than you”, Cheated on, used for my body, toxic relationships. And all that piled on top of eachither and my’friend’ who only cares abt her self,,,, I have a lot of anger. I have been happy since I was 8 years old. I’m not allowed to have emotion in my house and I’m scatrd to, I can’t talk to friends or my parents and it’s just all messed up. I bottle my emotions. I didn’t cry for 2 months even when my aunt od 6 times I didn’t shed one tear bc I’m so emotionally messed up but today my frustration and anger broke me down and I cried. Idk what I feel it’s a mix of nothingness and frustration idk what is wrong w me but most of my family is bipolar or have other mental issues and I can’t do anything abt me and I always worry abt moms family issues and my friends issues and never mine. Nothing can ever be abt me for once.
130 days ago
i don't know what is wrong with me nothing bad has ever happens to me and nothing ever happen to my family i'm just always yelling at everyone and i KICKED my dad once he almost fell over i almost ran away once i just feel trapped and i'm always crying when nobody is around i don't know what is wrong with me
136 days ago
Life is just a little odd right now...I wish I could change what was happening but I can't...I feel like something is wrong with me, I'm always cold, I shake uncontrollably sometimes and I am just so confused and overreact...I don't play with my siblings anymore like a used to I just want to be left alone...so for all those people feeling something like this too, don't turn away from your family, they will help you,

I wish you the best,