The model looks a lot like a machine that can put describing and observing through the works, via arrow and boxes and whatnot, and then spit out an emotion at the end of it.

It breaks down into a visual map of how complex emotions are and how it works like a system (as per DBT Skills Training Manual), with one piece or part leading to the next.

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I think men and women alike are attracted to intelligence. This is a result of both poor impulse control and the desire to use sexual activity to distract ourselves from other issues. Also, dealing with our conditions on a daily basis makes us good lovers. Some women do too, but in my personal experience I see it more often in men. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” And that’s true. But our good is In conclusion, the next time you see one of your guy friend’s girlfriends acting like a “crazy bitch”, cut her some slack.

At least all the people with whom I care to associate are. We’re not afraid of not looking perfect, of sounding crazy, of doing or saying something “wrong”, of being ridiculed. So we don’t care about taboo – we’ve faced taboo plenty and we still lived afterward, thus we tend to be more experimental. A woman who seems broken or in need of rescue is appealing to them because “fixing her” fulfills their need to be needed. Think to yourself, “When it’s good it must be AMAZING,” and “I hope she doesn’t cut herself or try to kill herself later,” because that is often what we do. Just know that the man putting up with her insanity is reaping a lot of rewards from it as well.

I rarely give my emotions a chance to have their say and tell me what’s going on.

This is where Handout 6 – Ways to Describe Emotions really can help because of the breakdown into detail of what we experience when we feel an emotion.

The emotions are: – Anger – Shame – Happiness – Love – Guilt – Sadness – Fear – Envy – Jealousy – Disgust Each page covers the main emotion, variations or synonyms of the main emotion, prompting events for the emotion, interpretations of events that prompted the emotion, biological changes and experiences of the emotion, expressions and actions of the emotions, and the aftereffects of the emotion. When I first flipped through the 10 pages of emotions I was overwhelmed to say the least.

I didn’t know there were so many emotions, and couldn’t believe these were all out there.“Borderline Personality Disorder“, “Crazy”, tow-may-tow, tow-mah-tow. Dominate, strong women are often labeled “bitches” because women are expected to be more “ladylike” and docile. Part of the reason she was a bombshell was because she appeared to be confident of her own sexual appeal. And, of course, the fact that give the impression that they are hot, that they’re worth being with.If we buck that trend by going off, ranting, standing up for what we believe in, cussing, yelling… I just think we’re less likely to conform to gender stereotypes and can be more strong willed and androgynous than society would have us be. As Amanda has theorized (and I agree), someone’s physical exterior alone has about 25% to do with their actual attractiveness. That show of confidence is often a mask for intense inner conflict and self-loathing, but people respond to it as if it were real. That kind of passion (sometimes even obsession) is flattering and often irresistible.Really I urge anyone going through DBT Skills, whether on their own or not, to give a considerable look to all 10 pages of Handout 6 because it is an invaluable source to figure out what we’re feeling.It’s particularly helpful when looking over the Interpretations of the events that prompted the emotion, and the biological changes that occur.I felt like where did all these emotions come from?