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?
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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?

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11 hours 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.
22 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
22 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..
22 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,
22 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.
31 days ago
Any advice?
Do it!
Give me the advice I need!
31 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?
56 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
59 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.
62 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.
74 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..........
84 days ago
I feel angry, trapped and Like im suffocating
88 days ago
I feel weak loved but I'm not strong enough to talk to boyd
108 days ago
I just want to die, or crawl into a hole and be buried alive!
117 days ago
I feel so angry at everything these days. I guess life isn't going in my favour.
132 days ago
i just cry out when i think about it. the person i had like love at first sight, whom i care about like 💗, i messed up with them in our first conversation. then i messed up more with myself and then others starting saying things that broke my heart and slowly i got hurt inside and outside but i came out of it, i did but i am still not able to recover from inside.... it pains, it really does. It is the pain in which painkiller doesn't work.
133 days ago
30 percent shame, 30 percent fear, 20 percent anger, and 20 percent sadness.
I am a mess.
134 days ago
I see how it is. Aboustley hopeless.
143 days ago
I.. don't know what to do. Ive tried everything. EVERYTHING. I can't get this feeling to go away! Ive lost respect, Ive done horrible things, Im terrified of telling my guardians of my sexuality, Im becoming less social, In the night I sometimes end up crying. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.Someone please tell me what to do to fix me.
178 days ago
I've been feeling empty and like there is a part of me missing. I often have irrational mood swings and am very depressed. While I am not suicidal, I can't help feeling like I shouldn't be here. I want to find out what i need to do to feel whole again, and until i do, i won't ever feel truly okay.