Day 3088: What emotion do you have the most trouble expressing?

Most people have trouble expressing at least one emotion, so I had no trouble asking today’s title question on Twitter.

Other people expressed trouble expressing affection, vulnerability, joy, disappointment, and other emotions. I had no trouble expressing that they were not alone.

I have no trouble expressing my belief that it is healing to own all your emotions and to learn effective ways to express them. I also have no trouble expressing my happiness about my son Aaron’s return from Scotland to Boston today!

Can you see the emotions expressed in the rest of today’s images?

.

What emotion do you have the most trouble expressing?

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “what emotion do you have the most trouble expressing”:

I have no trouble expressing my hope that you’ll watch “Emotional Mastery: The Gifted Wisdom of Unpleasant Emotions,” the TED talk by Dr. Joan Rosenberg.

Finally, I have no trouble expressing this emotion: my gratitude for all who help me express my emotions in these daily posts, including YOU!

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism, Psychotherapy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Post navigation

23 thoughts on “Day 3088: What emotion do you have the most trouble expressing?

  1. Is insecurity an emotion?

  2. I’m not very good with emojis…………….! Sorry, what did you ask?

  3. puella33

    That’s a good question- I don’t think I know myself well enough to answer -they’re so many.. Maybe disappointments.
    I’m so happy for you that your son is returning. Is he landing first in NY? I’m asking because I was wondering if Logan is open for international flights.

  4. I had to sit with this question a long time before wondering if frustration is an emotion. Perhaps it’s just pent up anger. I often feel frustrated at work where I offer up ideas and suggestions that are ignored and I feel frustrated with myself that I don’t know how to speak up to make myself heard. I don’t want to silence or lessen anyone else’s voice; I want all voices to be heard equally, including mine. When I say we should listen to our customers I think my voice, and those of our customers, deserve as much attention as the guy next to me who immediately cuts that off by yelling, “I don’t give a shit what our customers want.” Every time that happens I wonder why I bother saying anything, and eventually I may reach a point where I don’t express myself at all.

    • I’m glad you expressed yourself here, Chris, and I identify with and relate to your experience. I hope you watch the video in this post — I found it VERY helpful.

  5. Shame. Hoooooooeee. Vulnerability. And that word search list: lessons, creation, love–lines 2 and 3.

    • That makes sense that you would see lessons, creation, and love, Lisa — my learning, creative, and loving friend.

  6. What emotion do you have the most trouble expressing? Confidence.

  7. Anger, hands down. But I have no trouble expressing my gratitude for your thoughts and photos, Ann. 💕

  8. Different times in my life, different difficulties, Ann.

  9. anger, I always worry that I’ll hurt someone, even when they deserve to hear my voice

    • Don’t worry, beth — anger is just the human reaction to not getting our needs met and I love hearing your voice.

  10. Certainty. Is that an emotion or a state?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: