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How do we feel today?

Gunar Gessner

Gunar Gessner

Jun 6, 2020


A little while ago, I stumbled upon the Feelings Wheel. And it reminded me of questions in automated daily standups. The first question is "How do you feel?" Well... it can get repetitive and boring pretty quickly. How many words do you know to convey how you feel?

Here's a quote from the author of the Feelings Wheel:

I work with people who have limited emotional vocabulary and as a result the intensity of their negative emotions and experiences is heightened because they can't describe their feelings (especially their negative feelings). That's why this list is heavily focused on negative emotions/ experiences. Being able to clearly identify how we are feeling has been shown to reduce this intensity of experience because it re-engages our rational mind.