feelings inventory |

The following are words we use when we want to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to support anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery and to facilitate greater understanding and connection between people.


There are two parts to this list: feelings we may have when our needs are being met and feelings we may have when our needs are not being met.


We also have a list of needs.

Feelings when your needs are satisfied

AFFECTIONATE

compassionate

friendly

loving

open hearted

sympathetic

tender

warm

ENGAGED

absorbed

alert

curious

engrossed

enchanted

entranced

fascinated

interested

intrigued

involved

spellbound

stimulated

HOPEFUL

expectant

encouraged

optimistic

CONFIDENT

empowered

open

proud

safe

secure

EXCITED

amazed

animated

ardent

aroused

astonished

dazzled

eager

energetic

enthusiastic

giddy

invigorated

lively

passionate

surprised

vibrant

GRATEFUL

appreciative

moved

thankful

touched

INSPIRED

amazed

awed

wonder

JOYFUL

amused

delighted

glad

happy

jubilant

pleased

tickled

EXHILARATED

blissful

ecstatic

elated

enthralled

exuberant

radiant

rapturous

thrilled

PEACEFUL

calm

clear headed

comfortable

centered

content

equanimous

fulfilled

mellow

quiet

relaxed

relieved

satisfied

serene

still

tranquil

trusting

REFRESHED

enlivened

rejuvenated

renewed

rested

restored

revived

Feelings when your needs are not satisfied

AFRAID

apprehensive

dread

foreboding

frightened

mistrustful

panicked

petrified

scared

suspicious

terrified

wary

worried

ANNOYED

aggravated

dismayed

disgruntled

displeased

exasperated

frustrated

impatient

irritated

irked

ANGRY

enraged

furious

incensed

indignant

irate

livid

outraged

resentful

AVERSION

animosity

appalled

contempt

disgusted

dislike

hate

horrified

hostile

repulsed

CONFUSED

ambivalent

baffled

bewildered

dazed

hesitant

lost

mystified

perplexed

puzzled

torn

DISCONNECTED

alienated

aloof

apathetic

bored

cold

detached

distant

distracted

indifferent

numb

removed

uninterested

withdrawn

DISQUIET

agitated

alarmed

discombobulated

disconcerted

disturbed

perturbed

rattled

restless

shocked

startled

surprised

troubled

turbulent

turmoil

uncomfortable

uneasy

unnerved

unsettled

upset

EMBARRASSED

ashamed

chagrined

flustered

guilty

mortified

self-conscious

FATIGUE

beat

burnt out

depleted

exhausted

lethargic

listless

sleepy

tired

weary

worn out

PAIN

agony

anguished

bereaved

devastated

grief

heartbroken

hurt

lonely

miserable

regretful

remorseful

SAD

depressed

dejected

despair

despondent

disappointed

discouraged

disheartened

forlorn

gloomy

heavy hearted

hopeless

melancholy

unhappy

wretched

TENSE

anxious

cranky

distressed

distraught

edgy

fidgety

frazzled

irritable

jittery

nervous

overwhelmed

restless

stressed out

VULNERABLE

fragile

guarded

helpless

insecure

leery

reserved

sensitive

shaky

YEARNING

envious

jealous

longing

nostalgic

pining

wistful


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