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6/8 The Nine Major Family Groups of Emotions

Published on November 9, 2012 By admin

Counsellors, Therapist and people who have studies emotions can give us a list of Nine Basic ‘Emotional families’.  Most of the studies have gone into recognising the ‘unpleasant’ emotions.  I would suggest there are more ‘families’ of the ‘pleasant’ emotions that are list here.  Could you think of other pleasant emotional families?

1. The Family of Anxiety – This group is marked by apprehension, dread, worry, panic, obsessions and phobias.  Most anxiety is rooted in past psychological damage.  The challenge is to bring the damage to God for healing.  Denial, unbelief and low self worth are the common barriers for this to happen.