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7 Types of Mental State

 , April 24, 2020
A mental state is an emotion or condition that greatly influences an individual's thought processes at a moment in time. Where there are hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of identifiable emotions these can be mapped to a handful of mental states. The following are commonly cited mental states with examples of emotions and conditions associated with each.

Love

A feeling of intense caring, devotion and positivity.
Acceptance
Admiration
Affection
Empathy
Faith
Gratitude
Hope
Humility
Pride
Sentimentality
Sympathy
Trust

Pleasure

A feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment.
Amusement
Anticipation
Awe
Bliss
Cheer
Comfort
Contentment
Enjoyment
Enthusiasm
Euphoria
Excitement
Happiness
Humor
Joy
Optimism
Playfulness
Relaxation
Surprise

Flow

Flow is a state of immersion in the moment.
Absorbed
Attentive
Aware
Brave
Confident
Curious
Focused
Interested
Mindful
Passion
Reflective
Vigilant

Apathy

A state of detachment and disinterest.
Alienation
Anomie
Boredom
Cold
Detachment
Disaffection
Disinterest
Exhausted
Indifferent
Isolation
Lethargic
Listless
Unfeeling
Weary

Anxiety

A state of worry about the future.
Angst
Apprehensive
Dread
Fear
Fear of Missing Out
Nervousness
Panic
Pessimism
Restlessness
Tension
Unease
Worry

Pain

An unpleasant mental state that can be described as suffering.
Anguish
Confusion
Disgust
Embarrassment
Envy
Gloom
Grief
Guilt
Jealousy
Melancholy
Misery
Nostalgia
Physical Pain
Rejection
Saudade
Schadenfreude
Sorrow

Hate

A painful state of hostility.
Anger
Animosity
Distrust
Hostility
Rage
Resentment
Revulsion
Spite
Overview: Mental State
Type
Definition (1)An emotion or condition that greatly influences an individual's thought processes at a moment in time.
Definition (2)A foundational emotion.
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References

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, and Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi, eds. Optimal experience: Psychological studies of flow in consciousness. Cambridge university press, 1992.
Putnam, Hilary. "The nature of mental states." Readings in philosophy of psychology 1 (1980): 223-231.

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