Are sadness, fear, anger, love (addiction), joy(pleasure), peace (tranquility), pain(suffering/torment) the only base emotions?


I believe "confusion" is bipartisan of peace/tranquility.

6 Answers

  • 5 months ago
    Best answer

    You could say pleasure and pain are the only base emotions. Apathy would be an absence of pleasure or pain, and not an emotion itself. Then all other emotions are variations or mixtures of the two base emotions. Tranquility could be a little pleasure and an absence of pain. Love is a bit fear of being alone/apart, bit of pleasure in someone's company. Some people get some pleasure from pain and suffering (either themselves or in others). Some people get pleasure from fear, and you have excitement of adventure. The thrill some get from a roller coaster may be the same thing as those who are just terrified, but expressed in a different way.

    • peter m
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      In which case K should get a higher or lower rating in lieu of that expressed-in-a-different way.

  • 5 months ago

    Well there are 6 base emotions: Happiness, Sadness, Surprise, Fear, Anger, Surprise. and all emotions can be constructed by combining these base emotions. So yes there are more (disgust & surprise) but also less, since there are only 6.

  • 5 months ago

    No emotion is an offshoot of another except by way of trying to describe it. Otherwise everything you feel is an emotion that exists because it must.

  • 5 months ago

    I think so

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  • 5 months ago

    Why are you asking psychology questions in philosophy?

    • A so-called bad emotion is anger, yet if a person is oppressed, it is anger they drives them to freedom.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    no there is belief a $100 note is a worthless piece of paper look what it can do

    • Gervasius5 months agoReport

      look what it can do based on continual reinforcement of its value for hundred's of years.... when human NEEDS should be #1 priority in the first place.

      are you trying to say the delusion and hope(which is still love)? or what...….?

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