Have you ever experienced an emotion that resonates deep inside your heart, only to find yourself unable to pinpoint exactly what it is?
It turns out that some of these emotions are universal occurrences, so familiar that they’ve been given names.
Language remains one of the most incredible tools for expressing the complex feelings that accompany the human experience, even those complex ones that sometimes feel as though they stretch beyond the scope of words.
This video by 22 Words shows just how powerful language can be to help us understand that even the most profound emotions are universal.
Watch below, and then take the poll to let us know which you emotion resonate with the most.
Anecdoche occurs when my friends and I get together as a group after being apart for awhile. 🤔 Thanks INSH for giving me a name for that! 🙏
Posted by 22 Words on Friday, February 16, 2018
Video Credit: Twenty Two Words Presents
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10 Universal Emotions You Can Now Put a Name To
Below are the written definitions of these words, according to the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Sonder: The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Monachopsis: the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place
Liberosis: the desire to care less about things
Rubatosis: the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat
Kenopsia: the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet
Chrysalism: the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm
Anecdoche: a conversation in which everyone is talking but nobody is listening,
Ellipsism: Sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history turns out.
Occhiolism: the awareness of the smallness of your perspective
Which of these emotions do you resonate with the most?
Data Source: dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com, twentytwowords.com