Feeling Words by Category – The Feeling Wheel (Expanded by Dr. Jeff Peterson)
Click on each link below to see a feeling wheel of positive feelings and negative feelings.
How to use: The feeling wheel is like a piece of pie. The tip of the pie is the base feeling and the others in the slice of pie are more precise forms of that feeling. Try to come up with the precise feeling you are experiencing, as it may provide some insight, especially if there is a story or history behind that particular word.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
General List of Common Feeling Words
MAD SAD GLAD SCARED CONFUSED
ANGRY UNHAPPY HAPPY WORRIED EMBARRASSED
IRRITATED DOWN PROUD TERRIFIED JEALOUS
OUTRAGED DEPRESSED ECSTATIC ANXIOUS PERSECUTED
INDIGNANT HELPLESS CHEERFUL PANICKED VULNERABLE
ANNOYED EMPTY ELATED NERVOUS GUILTY
INFURIATED REJECTED PLEASED FRIGHTENED INDIFFERENT
FED UP WORTHLESS ACCEPTED DISTURBED SYMPATHETIC
FRUSTRATED ISOLATED EXCITED PETRIFIED STUNNED
ENRAGED HURT ELATED APPREHENSIVE AMAZED
HOSTILE INSECURE TERRIFIC UNEASY BORED