23 emotions people feel, but can’t explain

1. Sonder: the realization that people has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

2. Opia: the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive or vulnerable.

3. Monachopsis: the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

4. Enouement: the bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.

5. Vellichor: the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

6. Rubatosis the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

7. Kenopsia: the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

8. Mauerbauertraugrigkeit: the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends you really like.

9. Jouska: a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

10. Chrysalism: amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

11. Vemodalen: the frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.

12. Anecdoche: a conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.

13. Ellipsism: a sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.

14. Kuebiko: a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

15. Lachesism: the desire to be struck by disaster–to survive a plane crash or to lose everything in a fire.

16. Exulansis: the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

17. Adronitis: frustration to know how long it takes to know someone.

18. Ruckkehrunruhe: the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

19. Nodus Tollens: the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

20. Onism: the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.

21. Liberosis: the desire to care less about things.

22. Altschmerz: weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had–the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve benn gnawing on for years.

23. Occhiolism: the awareness of the smallness of your perspective.

(via:  tai-korczak)


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