You can use this book and information to understand your emotions better. Once you understand yourself better, then you can have a better and more successful life. It can help you:
• Make your critical voice less powerful • Get along better with friends and family • Have control over emotions
These are the voices of all of the feelings that I have in my mind. The way I think about it is that the voices are split up into 3 categories: hyper, semi-hyper, and non-hyper. Hyper emotions are very excited. Semi-hyper emotions in some scenarios can be excited and in some they can be cool. Non-hyper are all cool. If you are an adult, these are the emotions you should show, even if you have other feelings inside you because if you show anger, people will think you're a child-adult (an immature adult in SEL). There is also a range from very comfortable to very uncomfortable feelings. Let’s learn more about each category.
The hyper category has anger, overconfidence, and excitement. These emotions like to be active and are very energetic. For example, I get very mad when I'm angry. I lose my intelligence and I start acting very violent. My voice gets loud and my body wants to punch the thing that makes me mad. When I get mad my reptilian brain (basal ganglia and brainstem) takes over and my conductor (prefrontal cortex) goes out to lunch.
Don't misbehave while I'm gone!
Come on get mad!
Now, let’s talk about the semi-hyper category. The semi-hyper category has the emotions bravery, sadness, fear, happiness, and distrust. These emotions qualify to be semi-hyper because they can be both hyper and non-hyper in different scenarios.