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For other uses, see Emotion (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Acceptance (disambiguation). ... For the change in vowel and consonant quality in Celtic languages, see Affection (linguistics). ... In psychology and other social and behavioral sciences, aggression refers to behavior that is intended to cause harm or pain. ... Look up ambivalence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the emotion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... what up?? Anxiety is a physiological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components (Seligman, Walker & Rosenhan, 2001). ... Look up Confusion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Confusion can have the following meanings: Unclarity or puzzlement, e. ... In everyday language depression refers to any downturn in mood, which may be relatively transitory and perhaps due to something trivial. ... A woman showing disgust. ... This article is about the mental state. ... Ecstasy is a category of altered states of consciousness or trancelike states in which an individual transcends ordinary consciousness and as a result has a heightened capacity for exceptional thought, intense concentration on a specific task, extraordinary physical abilities or intense emotional experience. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... For other uses, see Envy (disambiguation). ... Embarrassment is an unpleasant emotional state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. ... Euphoria (Greek ) is a medically recognized emotional state related to happiness. ... For other uses, see Fear (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Forgiveness (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Guilty” redirects here. ... “Thanks” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Anticipatory Grief be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Happiness (disambiguation). ... For the emotion Hatred please see Hate Hatred (Nenavist) is a Soviet film of 1975 directed by Samvel Gasparov. ... For other uses, see Hope (disambiguation). ... Horror is the feeling of revulsion that usually occurs after something frightening is seen, heard, or otherwise experienced. ... Anger is a term for the emotional aspect of aggression, as a basic aspect of the stress response in animals whereby a perceived aggravating stimulus provokes a counterresponse which is likewise aggravating and threatening of violence. ... Homesickness is generally described as a feeling of longing for ones familiar surroundings. ... Hysteria is a diagnostic label applied to a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses. ... Loneliness is an emotional state in which a person experiences a powerful feeling of emptiness and isolation. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ... I PITY THE FOOL is also Mr. ... Look up Pleasure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pride is the name of an emotion which refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, nation or object that one identifies with. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Regret is often felt when someone feels sadness, shame, or guilt and primarily regret after commiting an action that the person later wishes that they had not done. ... People feel remorse when reflecting on their actions that they believe are wrong. ... In everyday language depression refers to any downturn in mood, which may be relatively transitory and perhaps due to something trivial. ... For other uses, see Shame (disambiguation). ... Suffering is any aversive (not necessarily unwanted) experience and the corresponding negative emotion. ... Wide eyes are a common human physiological expression of emotional surprise. ... ...

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Compassion is best described as an understanding of the emotional state of another; not to be confused with empathy. Compassion is often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another; to show special kindness to those who suffer. Compassion may lead one to feel empathy with another person. Compassion is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for. Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... Look up desire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Suffering is any aversive (not necessarily unwanted) experience and the corresponding negative emotion. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ...


Compassionate acts are generally considered those which take into account the pain of others and attempt to alleviate that pain. In this sense, the various forms of the Golden Rule are in part based on the concept of compassion, if also on the concept of empathy. The ethic of reciprocity or The Golden Rule is a fundamental moral principle which simply means It is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ...


Aside from a chemical or physiological cause, people can lack compassion if their own pain (whether physical or mental) is so great that the need to alleviate their pain blocks them from recognizing or acknowledging the pain of others - unless they recognize that pain as being similar to their own.


Compassion differs from other forms of helpful or humane behavior in that its focus is primarily on the alleviation of pain and suffering. Acts of kindness which seek primarily to confer benefit rather than relieve existing pain and suffering are better classified as acts of altruism, although, in this sense, compassion itself can be seen as a subset of altruism, it being defined as the type of behavior which seeks to benefit others by reducing their suffering. Suffering is any aversive (not necessarily unwanted) experience and the corresponding negative emotion. ... Look up kindness in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the ethical doctrine, see Altruism (ethics). ...


See also

The cultivation of compassion is considered a virtue in many philosophies and also in almost all major religions. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... For other uses, see Forgiveness (disambiguation). ...

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