How Emotions Help Us

Posted: May 26th, 2014 | Category: Emotional Intelligence, Emotions, Mental Health

Many people struggle with emotions, particularly if they’re experiencing high levels of depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and other difficult emotions. This is particularly hard when we live in a culture that highly values being rational or logical, and being “too emotional” is a negative thing. It’s easy to end up thinking that it’s better not to feel certain emotions (or at least not strongly), and emotions are something to be managed or coped with. 


However, emotions fulfill a number of functions:

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