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.

  • 1
    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?
  • 9
    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?

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Comments (82)


8 days ago
i pray 4 u @Pepper!
13 days ago
I'm everything. Everything is wrong with me. Everything. Ev-er-y-thing. E-v-e-r-y-thing. Why? Why? Why? Why me? Why me? Oh please dear god, why me?!?!?!? Just let me die.
24 days ago
IT is too bad too bad too bad!!!!!!! I love one boy so much. he is a bit bigger than me in age and i didn't knew till yesterday when he was gone and i began missing him like an 💗. i am not able to spend my one day without him. and 1 month has already passed. it is all empty without him. just sadness. though he told me he loves me and there is no problem in that but the thing is, i won't see him again. maaa. i wanna break things. everything is all bad. i can't laugh openly! please come back. please pray for me. please.......?
37 days ago
I got a very long list of words I don't even know what they mean.
Lately I have been feeling sad that's why I took this quiz.
Thanks to all the legands for the support
42 days ago
have you felt like you were living a lie? you hide behind a mask your family puts up for you? well this is how I feel, my family are Mormons, and im a atheist they have no idea even if they did they don't care, I get forced to be who am I not, I get told how to live my life, all I feel is anger sadness and heartache
48 days ago
It's because of school. They did this to me. I hate the kids I hate the principal. I hate everyone there. They can't 💗 for 15 minutes during lunch so we don't get in trouble. I hate lunch. We don't eat we get in trouble for being loud. I absolutely hate school. I'm in 6th grade. My peers have ruined my life. I have made myself have a whole separate life at home. I hate how the kids who don't care if we get in trouble have absolutely ruined my life. I would print this out and give it to my school but my printer don't work. Why does it have to be like this? Thanks so much for ruining my life. 1 1/2 left people! That's all. Just be good for that long. But it's not possible for us so whatever.
57 days ago
what if I feel some of each profile mostly B &D and some of A and A Bit of C
57 days ago
lately everything fells too much the pain ,the agony ,the heart aches. the worst part is if you ask me why i don't know why i feel what i feel .i don't know perhaps there is something. if you see me with my friends laughing and talking i look so happy but I'm not.you can never guess what I'm going through if you see my smile.but the moment I'm alone things change i will got the feeling i don't know the feeling hits me in my head so hard. at that moment i will find myself crying and cursing everything,at that moment all i want was to leave this world. I'm so tired of living this kind of life.
i want things to be fine ,i want to be like a normal person, i want live a better life but i don't know what to do. I don't know what will help me to stop this pain. i feel lost in the middle of all this crowd no one ever cares enough to know what I'm going through. i need someone to help me before it's too late,someone who help me got out of this 💗.
63 days ago
I am emotionless and numb. I cannot cry even if I want to. But lately it feels like I have two brains, one is blank and the other feels emotion. Sometimes I have a blank face but tears coming out my eyes even if I don’t feel sad. ANd if I want to, it seems like I can mentally change my emotions on purpose for no good reason. Like if I feel nothing, but want to feel sad I will cry my eyes out like I got hurt. Or if I just want to feel anger for no reason, I will and I would want to rip a whole in the wall, but I’m really mad for no reason at all. It’s like I have three switches in my brain and there all of until I want to turn them on. I feeling unreal and pathetic. People saw me as a nobody and a disappointment, so that’s what I became. Even without my permission to fee this, it’s like someone is controlling my brain like I’m a robot.
85 days ago
Anonymous 04613 I've looked again at your issue. Have you got a child? Does not have to be a baby. How long have you had these feelings? Plus please also read my previous comment again and my advise to miss B
85 days ago
Anonymous 04613 take part note (repeat part note to what I have said to miss B please you are not going mad. Tea, corner pad and pen. It may not be yourself that has the issue. Not all issues are problems everything can be sorted everything can be solved the earth will not explode tomorrow. the world will go on. Don't think of it as a problem. You must look at your relationahip with others around you. But do not talk to them as this could be considered confrontal and lead to more detress talk to someone out of the frame maybe even a stranger . (I know this sounds mad) there are lots of help groups out there. Where you sit drink whatever a glass of wine and talk. You are not mad it takes all sort to make this world..
85 days ago
Miss B STOP! Now take a moment . Ironically make a cup of tea find a quite corner outside (must be outside in the dayligth) take a pad and pen. Yes you are going to write but not in great detail (as you will rant) if you do there is a more deeper problem that you need to address. You must take baby steps always. No1 question to ask is personal now breath before you answer and understand this may not no will not be your solution are you menopausal (you do not have to old; for starters) hormones do pay a lot to how we feel the chemistry of the brain relays on the right balance) even men have trouble with hormones and they're a nutty bunch just like us remember we are all different mentally your compulsive behaviour is ultimately down to control so remember to stop breath. you will get there as you recognise you have a problem and you are doing the best thing talking. I'm female by the way,
85 days ago
This site is so wrong. Sorry to crutise (good start) the ethics of this site have been tainted, as I have been bombarded by a series of adverts on betting, buying a phone a car a holiday. This site should close down and start again to be taken seriously. As they draw away from the subject and going to people's shortcomings this is a site about feelings not commercials capitalism. Those at the top have lost the plot plus control. I'm sorry to say and closing this now as I fear I feel I am ranting. But seriously think and look again at what you have done. Start at home by analysing this site. By looking at the site with new open eyes. It needs an over haul. Embarrassingly !!! Before it is to late.
93 days ago
Any advice?
Do it!
Give me the advice I need!
93 days ago
I know that I suffer from bad mood swings but are they supposed to involve wishing you could throw everything out of the window and then blow up your compulsive brain?
118 days ago
It’s hard to explain what I feel, it’s a mixture of certain sadness and feeling detached. Sometimes when I’m walking somewhere alone I always think this life isn’t real, mainly probably due to my vivid dreams. Although I can’t remember them when I wake up half the time, I still feel as if everything that happened in it was semi-real. I cry a lot, especially when I feel numb, then feel even more numb after it because I’m crying and I. Don’t know why. I mean I should be happy I’ve friends, an aunty and uncle who love me as the rest of my family do, my boyfriend whose my world, but yet at the end of the day, after the smiles are over, I feel alone and most importantly non-existent. I don’t know what’s going on anymore. My heads lost, gone, leaving me desperately searching for answers never to be found.... xxxxx
121 days ago
I don't know what I feel half the time, but at other times I feel annoyed, angry hurt, sad, depressed, scared, confused or 💗. The only time I'm not dealing with negative feelings or nothing at all is when I feel turned on. I don't understand myself or why I am acting like this. And I am scared and worried for who I could become. I feel like nobody understands me, like I am alone, disconnected from other people. I hate this... I want to go back to the way it was.
124 days ago
Before January started I was perfectly happy I liked having some alone time but now once January started I can't handle any alone time or being at school or on the bus or I will break down and cry. So I was wondering if anyone could help me.
136 days ago
i'm ugly i know i'm trapped depressed angry i want to smash someone and kill myself end everything and everyone in this world who has mistreated me i want someone to love me i want friends i want to be known in the world but all i can think about is death..........
147 days ago
I feel angry, trapped and Like im suffocating