SDG*Chart of Emotions

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SDG* Chart of Emotions is composed of 121 emotions for contrasting and categorizing them.  This education tool has been praised by both teachers and emotion researchers.

On the chart you can see  8 emotion scales, which show the progression of emotional states.

The opposite emotions can be found on the other side of the central point.

The emotion scales and breathing rhythms seem to be connected (1).  You can watch a SlideShare presentation on their relationship. It reveals  names for those scales too.

The positive emotions are situated mainly in the upper right corner. The exhale is longer than the inhale when those emotions  dominate your mind. This has been just a hypothesis for a long time, but a new scientific study (2) supports this idea.

You can find near emotions around every emotion on the larger SDG*Chart of Emotions.

For example let´s consider the emotion “dependence”. It´s surrounded by inferiority, shame, need, affection, pleasure, connection, fascination and adaptability. Most of these emotions are familiar to a person who suffers from some sort of dependence or addiction.

 Plutchik´s Wheel  of Emotions and the SDG*Chart of Emotions, which can be presented also as a modified flower figure, have quite similar extreme emotions.  Plutchik located those at the centerpiece, but in this image you can read intense feelings on outer circles.

You can easily browse all the 121 emotions :

*First examine emotions situated on the emotion scales.

*Then you can scan all the vertical columns from down to up.

The SDG*Chart of Emotions is available in 7 languages.

More than ten peer-reviewed studies (3) resonate with it´s ball shaped structure.  The outmost emotions of this chart can be seen as near emotions to each other.

You´ll find more detailed info for using this chart and also recommendations on the MENU bar

P. Gudsson

SDG stands for Soli Deo Gloria which means Glory to God only.

P.S. It becomes possible to handle your inner feelings when you find the right words for them, so the negative emotions will have less effect in the daily life. (4)

    1) Respiratory feedback in the generation of emotion.

2) Inhalation/Exhalation ratio modulates the effect of slow breathing on heart rate variability and relaxation

3) Emotion studies supporting SDG*Chart of Emotions

4) Putting feelings into words

Wikimedia Commons PD picture of the tiny SDG*Chart of Emotions

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