Last year, I showed you a table of some basic feelings and emotions in English. Today, I have a new chart to help explore your feelings even further. It should help to develop your vocabulary, particularly as the diagram helps to grade the emotions. Those towards the centre of the wheel are more intense, whereas those at the outside are more everyday.
As with the first table, the wheel is easy to learn because you can see each emotion and its opposite.
The Plutchik wheel is a result of psychotherapist Robert Plutchik’s research on emotions. He identified the 8 main emotions on the wheel – Joy, Trust, Anticipation, Surprise, and on the negative side, Disgust, Sadness, Fear, and Anger.