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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9 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..........
19 days ago
I feel angry, trapped and Like im suffocating
22 days ago
I feel weak loved but I'm not strong enough to talk to boyd
43 days ago
I just want to die, or crawl into a hole and be buried alive!
51 days ago
I feel so angry at everything these days. I guess life isn't going in my favour.
67 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.
67 days ago
30 percent shame, 30 percent fear, 20 percent anger, and 20 percent sadness.
I am a mess.
68 days ago
I see how it is. Aboustley hopeless.
77 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.
113 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.
115 days ago
I feel so Empty and up set it feel like I done something wrong
138 days ago
I don't exactly know why I've felt so sad lately. I had these two really good friends and we've split paths in life. They've moved on, but I haven't. I never really got to say bye to them. I used to hate sleepings and was scared of the dark, but now I like it because no-one can see me cry.I feel that my dad is emotionally manipulating me and that I can't do anything right. Or maybe I'm just whiny, like he says. Everyone at my school has so many friends and can socialize so easily.
147 days ago
Life was looking good before summer vacation. Mind you, I’m not a nerd or anything, but I don’t get out much. School WAS the only way for me to talk to her. The school year ended and when it started again, I panicked (gotta have a class with her.) I struck out with that. As far as I know, she doesn’t even remember the kinda tall boy who’s a Bon Jovi fan. I didn’t even see her until today (hard to see her intentionally, since she’s 4’11”) but she didn’t see ME. (Naturally.) I think it’s fair to say that in order, I’m feeling fear, sadness, a wee bit of shame, and little to no anger. Put ‘em in a blender and you get 💔
156 days ago
Due to depression i was a 💗ty person to my sibling. And so i understand why she views me as a 💗. I get it. I just cant tell her that I was so suicidal when I was young cuz she doesnt get mental illness and thinks I'm too sensitive about things like social justice etc so i dont think she would fully understand... i also dont have the guts. I dont even know what to do cuz she is so condescending to me sometimes and other times we get along. I have so much anger and resentment for not standing up for myself when I was younger and until now basically. So I've been having dreams where I fight her. I have to stand up for myself. Every bad interaction I have with her makes me wanna cry. So now I'm wondering why i cry. It's not like she yelled at me today. Maybe I'm just crying at my frustration of my situation.
162 days ago
I don’t know what I’m feeling so I took this test.. I’m dealing with sadness, fear and shame.. it’s true.. I don’t feel sad, but I don’t feel happy either.. I just feel so empty.
169 days ago
I am dealing with a great deal of anger, fear, and sadness. I want to punch something as I am typings.
185 days ago
I don't know what is happening to me. But I feel like, I'm not me anymore and it bothers me. In school, I feel like no one understands me. And I think, I'm too heartless and also like, "lazy to deal all this stuff," , " give me a break," , "don't care." Hays~ What to do? What is this?
189 days ago
I am a straight A student. My grades have gone down. I cant take the shame and pressure.
200 days ago
its the second day of july where I live.
right now I just feel a sense of emptiness and ive lately been calling myself stupid and dumb. ive been forgetting everything lately and I just feel so weird.
I feel depressed, and my music taste lately has just felt really weird too. music is a big part of my identity and so feeling insecure about it definitely hits hard.
I have a girlfriend, but we have a long distance relationship, and at this point im not even sure if I like anybody anymore. I just feel too empty to feel any kind of love.
201 days ago
I've been changing. I used to be crazy, nice, calm, patient, and caring, but now I've change. I'm now depressed, angry, unpatient, mean, and wanting to kill someone. I've changed all because of some kids from my class. They always make fun of me when I made mistakes, always say I'm not important and that I'm not "cool". They always say I'm annoying. No one knows i'm depressed. I've have changed from pink shirts to black, gray, and white sweatshirt. I feel like I'm nothing. I always make sure other people are happy. I always want to tell them to kys, but I can get in trouble. I used to be confident, but I end up losing half of my confidences. Everyone, just so you know, you're important! I don't think I'm important though.