Understanding the Four Emotions

The 4 Main Emotions: Mad, Sad, Glad and Scared

All other emotions are a combination or variation of these 4.  It's good for Middle School Students to think about their emotions and to understand when they are feeling certain ways.  This is the first step in understanding yourself and understanding your actions. Can you list 3-4 times when you felt this way:

Mad:  Can you list a time when things didn’t work out, someone hurt your feelings or disappointed you or you did a lot of work and it didn’t work out: (list 3-4)

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Sad: Can you list a time when you were disappointed and upset, a time when someone had passed away or a time you lost something important to you: (list 3-4)

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Glad:  Can you list a time when things worked very well, gave you something great or you just had a wonderful day for some reason: (list 3-4)

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Scared:  Can you list a time when you were worried about something a lot or you felt you might be in a dangerous situation or you weren’t sure how things were going to work out: (list 3-4)

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