What Good Are Positive Emotions?


Some notes from the paper of Barbara L. Fredrickson, 1998: What Good Are Positive Emotions?

4 positive emotions are: Joy (happiness), Interest (curiosity, intrigue, excitement, wonder), Contentment (tranquility, serenity) and Love (romantic, passionate, compassionate , caregiver, attachment).

Positive emotions help us to broaden the scope of our attention our cognition, and actions. They help to build our physical, intellectual and social resources.

Positive emotions help us to broaden and build our repertoire of thoughts and actions. Positive emotions increase our curiosity and our hope, encourage our creativity and open our minds. Also build the energies that we can use to solve bigger, more ambitious challenges.

They help us to build new habits, to shift paradigms, to change and evolve.



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