Major Emotions and Their Opposites

 

  • Abandoned – Adopted, Cherished, Defended
  • Afraid – Brave, Calm, Composed, Fearless
  • Alone – Together
  • Annoyed – Gratified, Pleased
  • Anxious – Brave, Calm, Collected
  • Ashamed – Calm, Confident, Happy, Joyful
  • Betrayed – Assisted, Helped, Loyal, Faithful
  • Blamed – Approval, Praise
  • Bored – Energized, Refreshed
  • Burdened – Unloaded
  • Cheated – Faithful, Fair
  • Concerned – Calm, Collected, Composed
  • Confused – Clear, Composed, Organized
  • Crazy – Balanced, Calm, Collected, Sane
  • Heaviness – Thinness, Light
  • Despair – Hope, Joy
  • Devastated – Create, Construct, Guarded, Protected
  • Disappointed – Calm, Cheerful, Comforted, Encouraged
  • Disgusted – Attracted, Delighted, Pleased
  • Doubt – Belief, Calm, Clarity, Certainty, Confidence
  • Helpless – Able, Capable, Fit, Powerful
  • Embarrassed – Composed
  • Empty – Full
  • Exhausted – Able, Active, Energized, Strong
  • Guilty – Innocent, Right, Moral, Good
  • Hurt – Happy, Pleased
  • Horrified – Brave, Calm, Fearless
  • Impatient – Easy Going, Controlled, Patient, Tolerant
  • Inadequate – Able, Abundant, Capable, Enough
  • Insecure – At Ease, Calm, Collected, Composed
  • Lazy – Active, Careful, Attentive, Energetic
  • Lethargic – Alert, Active, Animated, Lively
  • Lonely – Populated, Close, Loved, Sociable
  • Uncertain – Sure, Confident, Predictable
  • Lost – Seen, Alive, Attentive, Aware
  • Offended – Flattered, Praised, Complimented
  • Outraged – Complimented, Flattered, Pleased
  • Pressured – Free, Left Alone, At Ease
  • Punished – Cleared, Released, Exonerated
  • Trapped – Free
  • Rage – Calm, Love, Peace, Indifference
  • Rebellious – Happy, Obedient, Compliant
  • Regret – Comfort, Content, Delight, Joy
  • Rejected – Cherished
  • Resentment – Delight, Happy, Connected, Free
  • Sadness – Cheer, Happiness, Joy
  • Scared – Bold, Brave, Cool, Courageous
  • Self Conscious – Calm, Comfortable, Confident, Easy
  • Shame – Pride, Approval, Esteem, Honour, Respect
  • Silly – Intelligent, Mature, Responsible, Wise
  • Suffering – Ease, Calm, Relief, Joy
  • Vulnerable – Guarded, Safe, Protected
  • Worried – Calm, Comforted, Happy, Relaxed
  • Wary – Certain, Careless
  • Connection Needs
  • Acceptance
  • Affection
  • Appreciation
  • Belonging
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Closeness
  • Community
  • Companionship
  • Compassion
  • Consideration
  • Consistency
  • Empathy
  • Inclusion
  • Intimacy
  • Love
  • Mutuality
  • Nurturing
  • Respect/self-respect

 

  • Autonomy Needs
  • Choice
  • Freedom
  • Independence
  • Space/Boundaries
  • Spontaneity
  • Exploration
  • Certainty Needs
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Security
  • Order
  • Stability
  • Support
  • To know and be known
  • To see and be seen
  • To be understood
  • Trust
  • Warmth

 

  • Physical Needs
  • Food
  • Movement/exercise
  • Rest/sleep
  • Sexual expression
  • Safety
  • Touch

 

  • Peaceful Needs
  • Beauty
  • Ease
  • Equality
  • Harmony
  • Inspiration
  • Growth Needs
  • Self-Development
  • Self-Realization
  • Success
  • Progress
  • Achievement
  • Opportunity
  • Expansiveness
  • Learning
  • Awareness
  • Challenge
  • Stimulation

 

  • Honesty Needs
  • Authenticity
  • integrity
  • Presence

 

  • Play Needs
  • Joy
  • Humor
  • Meaning
  • Clarity
  • Competence
  • Consciousness
  • Discovery
  • Effectiveness
  • Hope
  • Mourning
  • Participation
  • Purpose
  • Attention
  • Validation
  • Self-expression
  • To matter

 

  • Contribution Needs
  • To give
  • To share
  • To create
  • To teach
  • To nurture
  • To assist
  • To be present