What are The Major Difference Between Emotions and Feelings?

In this blog, we will read about feelings and emotions. 

Emotion means that when some personal things appear inside you, you feel very angry or sad or have pain; it is like anxiety that comes personally. According to psychology, it has been said that often these things are natural in humans; they feel sad, angry, and irritable; all these are feelings that happen to them.

We will move forward with the difference between feelings and emotions.

Feelings: According to Psychology Today, emotional experiences and physical sensations — such as hunger or pain — bring about emotions. Emotions are conscious experiences, although not every conscious experience, such as seeing or believing, is an emotion, as explained in the article.

Emotions: According to Psychology Today, an emotion “can only ever be felt … through the emotional experiences it generates, even though it can be explored through its associated thoughts, beliefs, desires, and actions.” Emotions are not conscious but are manifested in the unconscious mind. These feelings can be brought to the surface of the conscious state through extended psychotherapy.

A fundamental difference between feelings and emotions is that feelings are experienced consciously, whereas feelings are manifested consciously or subconsciously. Some people can go through years, or even a lifetime, not understanding the depth of their feelings.

Emotions and feelings are related concepts in psychology, but they are distinct from one another and have different characteristics and functions.
Emotions are automatic, physiological responses to stimuli that serve as signals for action. Emotions are triggered by events or situations and result in physiological changes, such as increased heart rate, sweating, or facial expressions. Emotions have evolved to help us quickly respond to potential environmental threats or opportunities.
On the other hand, feelings are conscious experiences that result from emotions. Feelings are subjective experiences that reflect our interpretation and evaluation of our emotions and experiences. Feelings can be complex and involve a mixture of emotions, thoughts, memories, and cultural influences. Feelings help us understand and regulate our emotional states and can also help us communicate our emotional experiences to others.
In short, emotions are automatic physiological responses to stimuli, while feelings are conscious experiences that result from emotions and reflect our interpretation and evaluation of our experiences. Understanding the difference between emotions and feelings is important for understanding human behavior and mental health.

By Saksham Chopra

Hi, My name is Saksham Chopra and I am a Digital Marketer and Blogger. My favorite part of the Internet is sharing information via blogs on Psychology, Human Psychology, Mental Health, and Stress Management.

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