By Lawrence Kaufman, Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)        561-302-0568
7301 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 201A, Boca Raton FL 33433-3456
contact@kaufmancounseling.com         www.kaufmancounseling.com

 

(Note: This list and the four other lists in this series of words will be revised several times each year. So, you may want to bookmark this page for future reference.)

Introduction:

Below are some of the most commonly used words (and phrases [not just a single word]) that my clients have used to express (or begin to express) their feelings, and to describe the feelings that they view others as having. This list can be used to help people in counseling and psychotherapy (and those who are not) more accurately and skillfully identify and name/ label their feelings (or words closely related to feelings), and to clearly, verbally communicate and express their inner feelings, experiences, and perceptions, to others they are close to.


You can add additional feeling related words to this list as you become aware of them in your daily life. You can also delete words from this list and then add them to another list in this series. For example, you can switch the word “abandoned” from the Level 1 list to the Level 2 list. You can also switch a word from the Level 2 list to the Level 1 list if you find this better matches your unique experience.


In addition, you can conveniently and easily print out these entire lists and email them (if you choose) to any email address you would like to send them to. (Just click on the “Print This” icon at the end of each list.) I wish you well in your lifelong journey towards beneficially increasing your emotional skill level and literacy! Your feedback on these lists is most welcome.

               

List of somewhat commonly used words that express feelings (directly or indirectly)

(This is the second list in a series of five increasingly challenging vocabulary lists.)

Updated on 3/25/20


A
ableacceptableadequateadorableadored
adventurousaggravatedagitatedagreeablealarmed
all rightapologeticappealingappreciativeapproved of
arousedarrogantartisticassaultedassured
astoundedat easeattachedawareawesome

B
batteredbeatbehindbelittledbelow average
bereavedbitterblahblastedblissful
bluebluntboldbossed aroundbright
brilliantbroken downbruisedbrutalbubbly
burdened

C
caged incarefreecharitablecheapcheated on
childishchilledclearcockycodependent
coercedcombativecomfortedcomicalcompassionate
competitivecompliantcomplimentedconceitedconcentrating
condemnedconflictedconfrontedconnectedconned
conservativeconsiderateconsistentconstructivecontagious
contentedcontradictorycorneredcowardlycozy
crabbycrampedcrankycrappycrushed
cuckoocursed

D
damneddaringdazeddeaddeceitful
deceptivedeepdefenselessdefensivedefiant
deficientdeformeddelicatedepended upondepleted
deserteddeservingdesirabledesireddespairing
despiseddespondentdetacheddeteriorateddetermined
devastateddeviousdevoteddiplomaticdirtied
disagreeabledisapprovingdisbelieveddisbelievingdisciplined
disconnecteddisgraceddisgracefuldisillusioneddisinterested
disloyaldisobedientdisorienteddisregardeddisrespectful
disruptivedistastefuldistrustfuldistrustingdominated
dopeydouble crosseddoubtfuldoubtingdown and out
down in the dumpsdrowningdulleddumpeddumped on

E
ecstaticelatedelderlyempathicenergetic
energizedenjoyableenjoymentenragedentertained
enviederraticeuphoricevilexasperated
exasperatingexceptionalexcludedexhilaratedexposed
extraordinaryextravagant

F
fabulousfakefaultyfavoredfearless
fidgetyfiercefirmfitflattered
flawedfocusedforgivenforgivingforgotten
foulfranticfraudulentfrazzledfresh
fulfilledfull of hopefussyfutile

G
genuinegiftedgivingglamorousgloomy
gratifiedgrief-strickengrievinggrossgrossed out
grouchygrown upgrumpy

H
handicappedhandsomeharmedharmlesshated
hatefulhealedheartbrokenheavyhelped
helplessheroichesitanthighhorny
horrendoushorrifiedhumiliatedhung uphungover
hyperhyperactivehysterical

I
imaginativeimmatureimpartialimperfectimpulsive
in awe ofin the wayin touchincapableincoherent
inconsiderateinconsistentincredibleindependentindifferent
inefficientinfectedinflexibleinhibitedinnocent
insightfulinsignificantinsincereinspiredinspiring
intenseinterfered withintimateintimidatedintolerant
intriguedintruded uponinvigoratedinvincibleinvolved
irrationalirrelevantirresistibleirritableisolated

J
jerked aroundjitteryjollyjoltedjoyful
judgedjustified

K
kept awaykept outkicked aroundkindlyknocked out
kooky

L
leanlectured tolifelesslightlistened to
logicallonginglovable

M
malnourishedmanicmanipulatedmanipulativemanly
masochisticmaternalmeekmerrymessed up
mild-manneredminimizedmisbehavedmischievousmiserly
misledmistakenmistrustedmockedmodest
moodymotheredmurderousmysterious

N
naivenakednarrow-mindednauseatednegligent
neighborlyneuroticneutralnoisynosey
noticednumbnutty

O
obligatedobliviousobservedobsessedobsessive
obsoleteobstinateoffoffensiveold fashioned
on edgeoppositionaloppressedoptimisticout of it
out of placeoutragedoutrageousover itoverconfident
overdependentoverjoyedoverloadedoverlookedoverpowered
oversensitiveoverstimulatedovervalued

P
painedpanickedpanickyparalyzedparanoid
passed bypassionatepassivepeacefulpeculiar
perplexedpersecutedpersistentpersuadedperverted
pessimisticpettyphobicpicked apartpicky
pitiedpitifulplainplayfulpleasurable
poisonedpoisonouspolitepollutedpooped
poorpracticalpraisedpreached toprecious
preoccupiedprivateprivilegedproperprotective
provocativeprovokedpsychoticpulled apartpulled in
pumped uppurepushyput output upon

Q
qualifiedqueer

R
rationalrattledreadyrealisticrebellious
receptiverecklessrecognizedrecovered refreshed
regretfulreligiousreluctantremarkablereprimanded
repulsedrescuedresourcefulrespectfulresponsible
restlessrestrictedretardedrevengefulrewarded
ridiculedripped offrobbedromanticruined
ruthless

S
sacrificedsadisticsarcasticscarredsecond-rate
self-centeredself-confidentself-consciousself-criticalself-destructive
self-hatredself-sacrificingsenileseparatedset up
sexyshaken upshamedshortchangedshouted out
shown upshut downsickenedsignificantsilent
sinfulskepticalsloppysluggishslutty
smashedsmotheredsnapped atsneakysociable
socialsoftsolidsoothedsophisticated
soundspeechlessspitefulsplendidstable
stalestartledsteadystimulatedstingy
stonedstrainedstrandedstrangledstrengthened
stressedstrictstuck upstunnedstunning
sturdystylishsuicidalsuperbsuperficial
superstitioussurrenderedswampedswellsympathetic

T
taken for grantedtalkativetastelesstastythankful
thoughtfulthoughtlessthriftyticked offtimid
tormentedtorturedtouchedtouchytraumatized
troubledtrustedtrustworthytruthful

U
unacknowledgedunafraiduncertainunconvincedunderestimated
unfitunforgivingunfriendlyunfulfilledungrateful
ungratifiedunimportantunimpresseduninterestedunique
unjustunlovedunmotivatedunneededunnerved
unrecognizedunresponsiveunrulyunsafeunsettled
unsteadyunsuspectinguntrustingunwelcomedunworthy
upbeatuplifteduseful

V
vaguevaluedvictimizedviolatedvocal
volatilevulgar

W
wastedweighed downwell-meaningwickedwiped out
withdrawnwittyworked upworn downwronged

Y
youthful
         

By Lawrence Kaufman, Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)       561-302-0568
7301 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 201A, Boca Raton FL 33433-3456
contact@kaufmancounseling.com          www.kaufmancounseling.com

     

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