(by Lonespark as dimly remembered by chris the cynic)
It’s a recurring trope in fiction to have emotions personified, but when this is done usually there isn’t an attempt to include all emotions. The current movie Inside Out uses five. (As compared to the eighty one considered significant enough to be in the emotions navigation box at Wikipedia.)
The question, to the best of my ability to remember it, is this:
If you had to pick a small number (i.e. not an exhaustive list) of emotions to attempt represent/describe people’s emotions as a whole, which ones would they be?
[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]