Causing Subjective Emotion
When you look at someone else, you may be able to identify their emotions. You see someone laughing, for instance, and decide they are happy. Alternatively, you might see someone crying and assume they are sad. Doing so is the definition of the subjective experience of emotion. You likely don’t realize that you might do the same thing with your own emotions.
Have you ever thought you felt happy but realized your idea of happiness was complacency? All too often, individuals feel like they are not experiencing the full extent of their emotions. They feel as though they are living in a fog. Something feels as though it’s blocking their ability to feel happiness, sadness, longing, or any other deep emotional experience.
Often trapped emotions can influence our next new emotional experience as well. Some people may find themselves unexplainably angry or anxious regarding a current event. In addition to feeling blocked, others may notice their subjective emotional experiences are through the lens of only one prominent emotion. Take anger for example, if anger is trapped a person experiencing a moment of fear may actually feel anger rather than fear. Or an experience of nervousness will also make them angry, or even more typically an experience of sadness will show up as anger instead. How subjective is that? Because of so much trapped anger, everything begins to feel like anger.
This subjective experience of emotion can happen due to a myriad of negative trapped emotions.