Emotional Vocabulary

Michele Borba October 4, 2013 Comments Off on Emotional Vocabulary

In order for kids to read the feelings of others, they must have an adequate emotional vocabulary. To enhance your child’s emotional intelligence, teach him the feeling words in the list that follows. Consider using a different feeling word each day or a new word each week.

A

afraid

agitated

alarmed

angry

antsy

anxious

apprehensive ashamed

awful

awkward

B

bashful

bewildered

bitter

bored

brave

C

calm

caring

cautious

cheerful

comfortable

concerned

confident

confused

content

critical

cross

curious

cynical

D

depressed delighted

disappointed

discouraged disgusted

distressed

disturbed

down

E

eager

edgy

embarrassed

encouraged

enraged

enthused

exasperated

excited

exhausted

F

fatigued

fearful

fidgety

frightened

frustrated

funny

furious

G

gloomy

greedy

grouchy

guilty

H

happy

hassled

hateful

helpless

hesitant

hopeful

horrible

hostile

hurt

hysterical

I

impatient

indifferent

inferior

insecure

intense

irate

irked

irritated

J

jealous

jittery

joyous

L

lazy

leery

lonely

loved

loving

M

mad

mean

mischievous

miserable

moody

N

nervous

nice

numb

0

overwhelmed

P

panicky

patient

pessimistic

pleased

proud

puzzled

Q

queasy

R

rejected

reluctant

resentful

restless

ridiculous

riled

rushed

S

sad

safe

scared

secure

sensitive

shaky shocked

shy

silly

sleepy

sorry

stressed

surprised

suspicious

sympathetic

T

terrified

tired

troubled

U

uncomfortable

unsafe unsettled

upset

V

vicious

victorious

W

warm

weary

wonderful

worried

X

excited

exhausted

Y

yucky

Z

zany