I don’t know if you ever feel this way, but, sometimes, you just have a ~feeling~ that you can’t quite describe, and that can be frustrating. See, even now, I am frustrated trying to figure out how to tell you about these feelings. Emotions are so weird, right? Brains are complicated and confusing, and there are so many things that we feel but can’t totally describe. You might think there are just your basic emotions, you know, the Inside Out emotions: anger, sadness, happiness, etc. But, there are so many more of them, and so many that you might not realize are actually emotions.
I’m not sure about you but every time I think too much about feelings, I get trapped in an endless cycle of feeling every emotion at once. And it’s WEIRD. I need to listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s EMOTION at least 12 times in order to calm me down. But it can be comforting to know that there are actually names for some of these feelings, and knowing what they are brings you one step closer to actually being able to understand why you’re feeling them. I know this is all so confusing, but stay with me here. Check out these random emotions you didn’t know existed, and see if you can relate to any of them. Spoiler alert: you probably can.
Near DisgustYou know that nails on a chalkboard sound that makes you want to scream at the top of your lungs? That is actually a very real feeling. It's called "grima" which is a word we don't have in English. It's the feeling you get when you hear a sound or noise that repulses you. I, personally, feel this way about certain types of carpets, but I won't get into that. Image Source: iStock
Things Are Happening Too FastDo you ever feel like everything is happening so much? That's a real emotion: it's called torschlusspanik, which translates to "gate-closing panic" in German. It's that feeling you get when time is running out, but there is nothing you can do about it, like when you're trying to get through a closing gate. It often leads to anxiety and stress. Fun! Image Source: iStock
Feeling Socially AwkwardThis is random but so relatable! Are you ever suddenly anxious or awkward when you're around someone who is just a little bit cooler than you? That's called malu, and it's that feeling you get when you're suddenly alone in a room with someone who intimidates you a little. It's described as “the sudden experience of feeling constricted, inferior and awkward around people of higher status.” AKA that feeling you get when you are alone with your crush, am I right? Image Source: iStock
Feeling SmallI feel this every single day of my life, and I never knew it was actually a valid or real emotion, but it is. Feeling small or insignificant is normal, but when you are constantly aware of how tiny you are, you are experiencing occhiolism. The origin of the word is a little iffy, but if you've felt it, you know what it's like. Image Source: iStock
Feeling Empty When Your Friends Leave The HousePicture this: you have your friends over to your house, you watch Netflix movies for hours, and then they leave and you just feel sad. Can you relate? That's an emotion called awumbuk, which is the feeling of emptiness or sadness when visitors depart. It's a mixture of being happy that you got to spend time with people, and sad that it's over. Image Source: iStock
Feeling Excited When Things Go WrongOkay, I'll admit it, I do this all the time. Ilinx is what it's called when you get excited over tiny destructions, like seeing your mortal enemy trip, or your teacher dropping a pen. It's a tiny amount of drama that doesn't cause actual harm, but it disrupts your day just enough to give you a little ~rush~. Image Source: iStock
Missing Somewhere You've Never BeenIf you've ever been on Tumblr, you've probably heard this feeling a lot. Kaukokaipuu is the feeling of being homesick for a place you've never been. For example: I am homesick for Hogwarts, even though I have never been, since it is fictional. But you get what I mean, right? It's very possible to miss a place or a person that you build up in your head. Image Source: iStock
Seeing How Far You Can Push SomeoneIf you've ever had a sibling or someone who you constantly fight with, at some point in your life, you probably wanted to see just how long it would take them to snap after you did something annoying or frustrating. I'm not sure why, but there is some sort of satisfaction that comes out of that, and it's called brabant. Image Source: iStock
Which one of these emotions do you relate to? Tell us in the comments!