Unexplainable Emotions

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Have you ever had the persistent feeling that you were out of place, or felt a sense of sadness that you will never know what will happen to your great-great-grandchildren? Some of these strange feelings have names. 

See how many you have experienced: 

  • Sonder – The realisation that each passerby as a life as vivid and complex as your own.
  • Opia – The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
  • Monachopsis – The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
  • Enouement – The bittersweet of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.
  • Vellichor – The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
  • Nodus Tollens – The realisation that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.
  • Onism – The frustation of being stuck in just one body, that inhibits only place at a time.
  • Liberosis – The desire to care less about things.
  • Altschmerz – Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.
  • Occhiolism – The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
  • Anecdoche – A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.
  • Ellipsism – A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.
  • Kuebiko – A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
  • Lachesism – The desire to be struck by disaster, to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.
  • Exulansis – The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
  • Adronitis – Frustation with how long it takes to get to know someone.
  • Ruckkehrunruhe – The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
  • Rubatosis – The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
  • Kenopsia – The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.
  • Mauernauertraurigkeit – The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.
  • Jouska – A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.
  • Chrysalism – The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
  • Vemodalen – The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.

Reference : https://www.reddit.com/r/coolguides/comments/as6fxv/23_emotions_people_feel_but_cant_explain/

14 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      My thoughts were the same when I came across such terms. Thank you for stopping by.

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      1. Welcome..peace and love

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  1. eob2 says:

    More than I care to admit to 😉🤫

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    1. GS says:

      Haha Thank You for the honesty.

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      1. eob2 says:

        You’re welcome. 😁

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  2. Milena Alien says:

    Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      We feel more than we have the language to articulate and express, which is in itself profoundly frustrating. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. Such beautiful words with interesting content. Thank you for sharing….

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. I am glad you liked it.

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    1. GS says:

      Emotional complexity refers to two types of contents in emotion self-reports: dialecticism and the granularity in the experience of emotion. Implicit in both is the idea that self-reports are verbal behaviors that can be analyzed in a way that unearths the structure of emotion experience.

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