It is common to pathologize negative emotions with the assumption that they are a problem. This is portrayed in the Pixar animated film Inside Out whereby a character who represents sadness is assumed to be a problem until it is revealed that she plays a vital role in healthy thinking.Negative emotions can leave you open to manipulation. For example, if you easily become angry, others can try to trigger this to cause your thinking and behavior to falter.Some emotions are arguably negative but generate positive feelings. For example, schadenfreude is joy at the misfortune of others.Some emotions generate negative feelings but are arguably positive. For example, nostalgia can be described as a gentle sadness for the past but is often described as a positive emotion.