Here’s a table that categorizes emotions into primary categories, subcategories based on intensity, and their definitions:

Primary CategorySubcategory (Intensity)Definition
HappinessJoyA feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
ContentmentA state of satisfaction and ease.
ElationGreat happiness and exhilaration.
EuphoriaAn intense state of happiness and self-confidence.
SadnessDisappointmentSadness caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.
SorrowA feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune.
DespairThe complete loss or absence of hope.
GriefIntense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.
AngerAnnoyanceSlight irritation or anger.
FrustrationFeeling upset or annoyed due to inability to change or achieve something.
RageViolent, uncontrollable anger.
FuryExtreme, violent anger.
FearApprehensionAnxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
TerrorExtreme fear.
PanicSudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior.
DreadGreat fear or apprehension.
SurpriseAmazementA feeling of great surprise or wonder.
AstonishmentGreat surprise or amazement.
ShockA sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience.
DisbeliefInability or refusal to accept that something is true or real.
DisgustAversionA strong dislike or disinclination.
RevulsionA sense of disgust and loathing.
ContemptThe feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
LoathingA feeling of intense dislike or disgust.
LoveAffectionA gentle feeling of fondness or liking.
AdorationDeep love and respect.
PassionStrong and barely controllable emotion.
InfatuationAn intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.
AnticipationInterestThe state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone.
EagernessEnthusiastic and impatient desire or interest.
ExcitementA feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.
HopeA feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

This table categorizes emotions into primary categories with subcategories that indicate varying intensities, along with their definitions.

Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
HappyPlayfulCheekyFeeling mischievously playful or slightly rude.
ArousedFeeling excited or stimulated.
EnergeticHaving or showing energy.
ContentFreeFeeling free and unrestricted.
JoyfulFeeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.
CuriousEager to know or learn something.
InterestedInquisitiveCurious or inquiring.
SuccessfulAccomplishing an aim or purpose.
ConfidentFeeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured.
ProudRespectedFeeling deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
ValuedConsidered to be important or beneficial.
AcceptedCourageousNot deterred by danger or pain; brave.
CreativeRelating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something.
PowerfulLovingFeeling or showing love or great care.
SensitiveQuick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
IntimateClosely acquainted; familiar, close.
PeacefulThankfulPleased and relieved.
FaithfulLoyal, constant, and steadfast.
HopefulFeeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.
TrustingInspiredFilled with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
AppreciativeFeeling or showing gratitude or pleasure.
OptimisticSensitiveQuick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
SadLonelyIsolatedFeeling alone and without friends or help.
AbandonedHaving been deserted or left.
VictimizedFeeling like a victim.
VulnerableFragileEasily broken or damaged; delicate.
GriefDeep sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.
PowerlessWithout ability, influence, or power.
DespairGriefDeep sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.
DespairThe complete loss or absence of hope.
HurtEmbarrassedFeeling self-conscious, shame, or awkwardness.
DisappointedSad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfill one’s hopes or expectations.
DepressedInferiorLower in rank, status, or quality.
EmptyContaining nothing; not filled or occupied.
InferiorLower in rank, status, or quality.
AshamedEmbarrassed or guilty because of one’s actions, characteristics, or associations.
Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
DisgustedDisapprovingJudgmentalHaving or displaying an excessively critical point of view.
EmbarrassedFeeling self-conscious, shame, or awkwardness.
DisappointedAppalledGreatly dismayed or horrified.
RevoltedFeeling intense disgust.
AwfulNauseatedFeeling inclined to vomit.
DetestableDeserving intense dislike.
AvoidantAversionA strong dislike or disinclination.
HesitantTentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking.
Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
AngryLet downBetrayedFeeling of having been disloyal.
ResentfulFeeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly.
HumiliatedDisrespectedFeeling or showing lack of respect or courtesy.
RidiculedSubjected to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior.
IndignantFeeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
MadFuriousExtremely angry.
JealousFeeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.
AggressiveProvokedStimulated to feel or do something, especially by arousing anger in someone.
HostileUnfriendly; antagonistic.
FrustratedInfuriatedExtremely angry and impatient.
AnnoyedSlightly angry; irritated.
DistantWithdrawnNot wanting to communicate with other people.
NumbUnable to feel, think, or respond normally.
CriticalSkepticalNot easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
DismissiveFeeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration.
Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
FearfulScaredHelplessUnable to defend oneself or to act without help.
FrightenedAfraid or anxious.
OverwhelmedBury or drown beneath a huge mass.
AnxiousWorriedAnxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
InsecureNot confident or assured; uncertain and anxious.
WeakLacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; having little physical strength or energy.
InsecureInferiorLower in rank, status, or quality.
WorriedAnxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
InadequateLacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose.
RejectedThreatenedFeeling or showing signs of hostility or aggression.
ExcludedDeny (someone) access to or bar (someone) from a place, group, or privilege.
PersecutedSubject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
BadTiredSleepyNeeding or ready for sleep.
UnfocusedNot concentrating on something.
StressedOverwhelmedBury or drown beneath a huge mass.
Out of controlNot under control.
BusyPressuredAttempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something.
RushedDone or completed too hurriedly; hasty.
Core EmotionLevel 2 EmotionLevel 3 EmotionExplanation
SurprisedStartledShockedCause (someone) to feel surprised and upset.
DismayedCause (someone) to feel consternation and distress.
ConfusedDisillusionedDisappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed.
PerplexedCompletely baffled; very puzzled.
AmazedAstonishedGreatly surprised or impressed; amazed.
AweA feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.