Being interested in our dysfunctional meta-emotions, because
interest paradoxically modifies them.


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Descriptions.

Considering the first functional unit, if its object is the basic interest, the meta-disgust can be a source of discouragement of basic interest in food resulting in a person who rejects her/his natural appetite (i.e. interest in food, see anorexia nervosa), or - in case of social environment - it can be a source of sexual aversion disorder resulting in a person rejecting her/his interest in sex, or - in case of cognitive environment - the meta-disgust can be a source of delusions  resulting in a person who rejects his/her natural interest in cognitive representations of reality.

If its object is the basic disgust, the meta-disgust can be on the other hand a source of hysterical or histrionic disorder resulting in a person who rejects her/his being disgusted by his/her acting even when s/he is repulsed by his/her roles.

Considering now the second functional unit, if its object is the basic fear, the meta-disgust can be a source of dysfunctional fearlessness resulting in a person rejecting her/his being frightened even when it is reasonable to be frightened.

If its object is the basic anger, the meta-disgust can be a source of dependant personality disorder resulting in a person rejecting her/his being angered and is being  passive-agressive instead.

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Let us now consider the second functional unit of meta-emotions, consisting of the meta-fear and the meta-anger.

If its object is the basic interest, the meta-anger can be source of depression resulting in person breaking down her/his being interested.

If its object is the basic fear itself, the meta-fear can be a source of anxiousness resulting in a person being in a constant fear of feeling frightened.

If its object is the basic anger, the meta-fear can be source of obsessive-compulsive disorder resulting in a person being in a constant fear of feeling angered.

If its object is the basic disgust, the meta-anger can be a source of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting in person breaking down his/her feeling disgusted by overwhelming situations.

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In the next paragraphs the last functional unit of meta-emotions, consisting of the meta-gladness and the meta-sadness, will be considered.

Considering first the second functional unit, if its object is the basic fear, the meta-gladness can be source of a paranoia resulting in a person who is proud or glad of being frightened even when it is not reasonable to be frightened, at all.

If its object is the basic anger, the meta-gladness can be source of sadism or/and antisocial behavior  resulting in a person who is glad to be angry.

Considering now the third functional unit, if its object is the basic sadness, the meta-gladness can be source of melancholia or/and masochism, resulting in a person who is glad to be sad behaving as if s/he can not stop feeling sad (or denigrated).

If its object is the basic gladness itself, the meta-gladness can be source of mania, resulting in a person who is glad to be glad behaving as if s/he can not stop feeling glad (and/or feeling hightened in her/his social status).

Considering now the first functional unit, if its object is the basic interest, the meta-gladness can be source of an emotional addiction, resulting in a person who is glad to be interested and behaving as if s/he can not stop paying attention - for example - to money (in gambling addiction), food (in bulimical addiction), sex (in sexual addiction), work (in workoholic addiction), self (narcissism), or other people (co-dependency) etc.

If its object is the basic disgust, the meta-gladness can be source of borderline disorder resulting in a person who is glad to be disgusted, proud to display his/her repulsion.

 

Question N0.1: Are all internalized emotions proper meta-emotions?

  • No, not every internalized emotion is a proper meta-emotion. For example, pride (being proud) is internalized parental gladness about our behavior, our achievement, not about our emotions, therefore pride is not meta-emotion. Likewise shame is internalized parental sadness about our behavior, and guilt is is internalized parental anger about our behavior.