This sheet holds two lists of “feeling” words. And, I’m also including definitions of the words: (1) thought, and (2) feeling.
Often, when I ask people what they’re feeling, they will give me a thought instead of a feeling word. I always point out to them that they’re giving me a “thought statement.” They right away realize it. And so, we try again.
Again, they offer a thought but a more complete one or descriptive one: usually the sentences start with “I feel that . . . . . “ I point out that any sentence that starts with “I feel that . . .” probably isn’t going to give us a feeling.
A “feeling” sentence will sound like: “I feel bad;” or “I feel angry;” or “I feel dismissed;” or “I feel guilty;” or” I feel embarrassed, or disappointed or overwhelmed or excited or glad.” I know that you get the idea.
So, here are the definitions and the lists. They’re incomplete, of course, but they’re plenty long enough for our work here. I hope you find everything here helpful. And, if there’s anything else you need in the “feeling word” category, please let me know.
Definition of a thought: It is an opinion, a viewpoint, a belief, an idea. It is a product of the act of thinking.
Definition of a feeling: It is an emotional sensation which can be felt physically; a physical awareness, a distinct mood, an emotional sensitiveness.
Positive Feeling Words
Negative Feeling Words