There are a number of primary emotions we all experience, regardless of background or culture. Three common primary emotions are anger, sadness, and fear.
All emotions – positive or negative – are associated with certain characteristic ways we think of ourselves, ways we perceive others and the world, and with certain behaviours (actions) and physical reactions.
To begin exploring the link between emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, revisit some of your own experiences with primary emotions. The intention of the exercise is to recognise how your thoughts and emotions lead directly to our physiological reactions and behaviours.