Emotional Barometer Cards
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It can be remarkably hard to tell other people how we really feel; it may even be tricky for us to get clear about our own moods. The Emotional Barometer is a tool to help overcome vagueness: cards offer definitions of twenty moods that are easy to recognize but hard to pin down and explain - the sense of feeling Anxious, Loving, Dreamy, Confident, Guilty, Sulky, Grateful, Envious, Solitary, Obsessed, Ugly, Practical, Weepy, Sensual, Melancholy, Self-Pitying, Needy, Happy, Awed, Nostalgic.
These cards provide a clearer understanding of inner emotional weather. (They can also be passed on to friends so that the world can better know what's going on inside us, without our needing to explain too much.)
Quotes from the Cards:
'Everyone is more anxious than they are inclined to tell us. Even the tycoon and the couple in love are suffering. We've collectively failed to admit to ourselves how much it is customary to panic. But we can at least hold out our arms to our similarly tortured, fractured, and above all else, anxious neighbors, as if to say, in the kindest way possible: 'I know...'
'We should enjoy our obsessive moods. To obsess well is to realize that the lovely person we sketch in our heads is our creation: a creation that says more about us than it does about them. We may not really be getting to know another person properly, but we are growing our insight into who we really are.'
Box of twenty cards with movable dial and fold-out stand on box lid, 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"