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Emotions you never knew the name for

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    1. Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

    2. Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.

    3. Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

    4. Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.

    5. Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

    6. Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

    7. Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

    8. Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.

    9. Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

    10. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

    11. Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.

    12. Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.

    13. Ellipsism: A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out.

    14. Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

    15. Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.

    16. Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

    17. Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

    18. Ruckkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

    19. Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore.

    20. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.

    21. Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.

    22. Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing on for years.

    23. Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
     
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  2. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    I got down to about 5 with a puzzled look on my face before I realised that it wasn't "emoticons" in the title.
     
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  3. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Did you make those up, monica?
     
  5. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Nope Lascarina, not me:

    The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is “a compendium of invented words” written by graphic designer and editor John Koenig.
     
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  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Very dubious etymology then!
     
  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    but fun, Lascarina, but fun.
     
  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    24 Clashism: the conflict between the desire to respond fully to a thread with the fact that your tea is ready
     
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  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Oh yes! Fun! It's the altschmerz that does for me. I used to find the weltschmerz far more inclusive.
     
  10. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    If lachesism exists then so also should clothom and atroposm, I think. I'll have a ponder on what they might mean. (One of them possibly being the meaningful meaninglessness of pondering on something that has, as yet, no meaning...)
     
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  11. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    There was an article in New Scientist discussing whether naming an emotion creates it. Languages are very different when it comes to emotions. Some don't have a word for "worry" for example. I'll dig it out later. There were some obscure emotions similar to some on the invented list....

    I would like to name the existential emotion of wondering why the universe exists rather than nothing at all. I will call it "arbitrawe" (etymology : arbitrary + awe)
     
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  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    12. Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.

    This is the definition of a TES thread, isn't it????
     
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  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    8. Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.

    You have to love German.

    Wall Building Sadness
     
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  14. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I would like to name the existential emotion of wondering about Eureka!'s posts, I will call it "Bense" (etymology: balls + nonsense) :p
     
  15. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    You have made me feel very exulansical Kibosh :(
     
  16. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Anecdoche - I can relate to that one as I'm usually the one in meetings trying to listen as 5 extroverted people talk right over each other.

    Hmm . . could it be exultant and whimsical?
     
  17. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    It's in the OP list ........well the noun form anyway
     
  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I haven't a clue what you're on about


    ;)x
     
  19. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Very zen, I like it.
     
  20. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    hmm, not to sure what to make of that wink, but in case you are genuiney mystified...

    16. Exulansis:
    The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

    I have experienced "arbitrawe", but am clearly having difficulty relating it...

    And damn that wink! I feel ambigrewink! (unsure what a wink on social media is implying)
     

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