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How Self Conscious Emotions Shape Self? Umutcan BAHADIR 160202035 Abstract Have you ever thought what would happen if we people were purified from our emotions? In 1970s Paul Ekman suggested basic emotions: fear, anger, shame, embarrassment, pride (Ekman). When we experience good things, we feel happy but we feel pride in our positive actions. With the same way, when we experience bad things, we feel anger but we feel guilt or shame in our negative actions. These emotions affect our reactions and behaviours. People perceive the world in different angels with their emotions. This article will handle the relationship between our actions and our self-conscious emotions. Introduction Emotions are universal no matter what culture it is. Sometimes, you may find yourself asking the question that how others can do things easily while some others can’t. For example, while some people are very comfortable in public, some others may feel under pressure and feel embarrassed to speak. Let’s imagine that you are walking in a forest on a rainy December day. There is nobody but you. While you feel the frozen wind that chills you passing through your arms, trees are shaking, and birds are flying to escape from the rain. As you keep walking on among that cute silence, sounds made by dried leaves that you step on, accompany you as if you are chatting with them. Then you suddenly see an animal that seeks help. You can either help the animal or just walk away. If you help the animal, it will survive but you will need to spend another hour under more difficult conditions in the forest on that rainy day. You feel sorry for the animal and decide to help him. It is thanks to both guilt and pride emotions. Now
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