Seven Basic Feelings (or six depending on the scientific study)

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More info on Facial Expression Article 

Two studies suggest that there are 6 or 7 basic feelings and each one differs in opinion about these feelings being universally expressed with the same clues.  My recommendation is to check in with your own personal understanding with each person separately and only use these as generalizations and references to become familiar with feelings.

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