The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary, engage in a process of deepening self-discovery and to facilitate greater understanding and connection between people.. When you get stuck, and struggle to communicate your needs, you can use this list as a reference guide.
There are two parts to this list: feelings we may have when our needs are being met and feelings we may have when our needs are not being met.
If you are new to learning Nonviolent Communication and you'd like to deepen your understanding of needs, we suggest you look for Introductory Skill Level resources in the NVC Multimedia Library.
In part, (c) 2005 by Center for Nonviolent Communication