jealousy is a 'blanket' emotion. It doesn't really exist on its own but masks several other extremely nuanced emotions
Honest question: What is the actual character of the emotion one feels when one is offended? (🧵)
I was thinking about this tonight and it’s surprisingly hard to pin down. It’s like... kind of righteous anger but also disgust and/or shame, maybe? Threatened revulsion?
'“offended” is a sneaky guy, I find “jealousy” sneaky in the same way; I think those words actually communicate *why we think we are upset* but don’t actually point to a specific felt-sense of discomfort, could refer to any flavour of anger or hurt.'