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80 Examples of Mood

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Mood is a persistent emotional state that colors all thoughts for a period of time. As mood can greatly influence all thoughts it is useful to be able to identify your own mood and the mood of others. For example, if you are able to see that your thoughts are being colored by your mood you might not take them as seriously. Similarly, being able to detect the mood of others can be helpful in predicting and responding to their behavior. For example, giving someone room when they are in a negative mood. Mood is also a term for a literary device that involves setting a general atmosphere in a story that may change as the story progresses. The following are common types of mood.
Agreeable
Aloof
Ambitious
Angry
Animated
Antagonistic
Anxious
Apprehensive
Awestruck
Belligerent
Calm
Carefree
Caring
Cheerful
Combative
Dark
Defensive
Dejected
Eager
Energetic
Erratic
Excited
Fearful
Festive
Friendly
Fun
Gloomy
Glum
Grateful
Gregarious
Heartbroken
Hopeful
Hostile
Idyllic
Impatient
Indignant
Invigorated
Lighthearted
Lively
Lonely
Loving
Melancholy
Mischievous
Miserable
Mournful
Mysterious
Nervous
Nostalgic
Ominous
Optimistic
Outgoing
Overwhelmed
Passionate
Peaceful
Perky
Pessimistic
Playful
Realistic
Reflective
Resentful
Restless
Romantic
Sad
Sentimental
Serious
Shy
Silly
Solemn
Strange
Tender
Tense
Thankful
Transcendent
Unaffected
Uneasy
Unfriendly
Unstable
Unsteady
Vivacious
Wretched

Positive Moods

The following moods are positive or potentially positive. This includes neutral moods such as shyness that aren't really positive or negative.

Negative Moods

The following moods are typically viewed as negative.

Overview

Moods are persistent emotional states that may serve some function in modifying thoughts and behavior. These give human behavior and thinking incredible depth.
Overview: Mood
Type
Definition
A persistent emotional state that colors all thoughts for a period of time.
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Melancholy
Mood
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References

Parkinson, Brian, et al. Changing moods: The psychology of mood and mood regulation. London: Longman, 1996.
Nowlis, Vincent, and Helen H. Nowlis. "The description and analysis of mood." Annals of the New York academy of sciences 65.4 (1956): 345-355.

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