The Five Emotional Repressions have been discussed by Neale Donald Walsch, in his book Conversations with God. Basically:
Sadness is natural emotion that allows people to let go of something or someone important to them. When people feel it's wrong to experience sadness, and therefore, repress it, then it becomes depression-pessimism.
Anger is a natural emotion that allows people to say no. When people feel it's wrong to be angry, and it becomes repressed, then anger turns to rage.
Fear is a natural emotion that allows people to be more cautious and self-protective. When people feel it's wrong to feel scared or fearful, then it becomes repressed, and can turn to panic.
Envy is a natural emotion that encourages people to expand their horizons, enlarge their expectations, and to strive for something. When people feel it's wrong to be envious, then it can turn to jealousy through repression.
Love is a natural emotion that allows people to give and receive without limit or conditions. When people feel it's wrong to love someone under whatever condition or limitation, then love becomes repressed, and can turn to possessiveness.
There is one other emotion not mentioned, and that's belief:
Belief is a natural emotion that allows people to trust others around him. When people feel it's wrong to be trusting or unconditionally believing in the goodness of others, then it becomes repressed, which can become suspiciousness.
For Unconditional Love and Unconditional Belief, I have covered the two topics in greater detail in this thread: https://www.personalitycafe.com/gene...ld-walsch.html
Emotional repressions (or lack thereof), can affect how people view life:
- People choose their thoughts-expectations, and the grandest thoughts-expectations can be had through a well-developed envy.
- People choose their happiness, and the greatest happiness can be had through well-developed sadness.
- People choose to love, though the most unconditional love comes from fully developed anger.
- People choose to believe in the goodness of others, though the most unshakable belief comes from fully developed fear.
To experience more Unconditional Love, giving thanks to every blessing is an important step. To experience Unconditional Belief, it's important to bless everything.
Interestingly, emotional repressions or developments can also be observed in art, as well as people. Due to this, people can also detect emotional repressions in animals, which is possibly one reason for anthropomorphism, or attributing animal qualities to people, or relating human qualities and stories to animals. This is not to say that animals experience emotions on the level humans do, or that there are such emotions being suppressed by every member of that species, just that the look of animals show what emotions are repressed. For example, goldfishes (orange colored fishes) seemingly have very little emotional repression, compared to their "natural" counterparts, the "normal" colored fishes.
Below is a diagram showing emotional repression in posters, of famous manga or film:
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It's also important to note that people can have two, three, four or five emotions repressed. Altogther, there are 64 different combinations of emotional repression (or development, depending on how you look at it, especially if you are more Love-prone or Belief-prone). These 64 combinations come from the six basic emotions of love, belief, fear, anger, sadness, and envy.