Cognitive mechanics – emotional control



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  1. Betsi M says:

    In this series I was concerned at first about your use of ‘subjective,’ because I’d thought that more emotion was involved in the subjective. Then you immediately showed emotion needed to be relegated(?) to thought, or through thought. This diagram shows those relationships so well. Thank you! Example: Last night I dropped a plate of food. I took in a sharp breath (as if I were getting ready to yell at myself) but instead I # thought # — “This is the point at whichI would have screamed, but that’s an emotion I don’t want.” The cogs are all doing their parts, I think. (-:

    • crossbow says:

      Very good.
      Just to clarify, I don’t here mean a subjective view as a view from being immersed in the emotion, (though an immersed view is by definition included as a subjective view) but rather, I mean as observing our emotion from the inside of our self, internally detached from it, and from where we can take control of it via thought. A sort of internal objectiveness. as opposed to an objective/outside view of emotion in others, or a theoretical study of emotion.

      The terms objective and subjective are highly relative of course. A view that is objective of one article is subjective of another article. The terms always need qualifying and putting into context.

      If we look at someone waving their hand; that is us having an objective view of someone waving their hand. Now we wave our own hand and look at it; that may be termed a subjective view of someone saving their hand. Now we close the eyes and feel our hand waving; now that is more subjective than was looking at it, which by comparison looking at it is now the objective view.

      Most of the time on this blog I use the terms in the sense of subjective being our own most interior view looking outward at our surrounding thoughts, emotions and environment. And objective as being exterior views looking at other’s emotions, emotions in general, theoretical models, and such.

      The main concept I wish to impart is that we can view the personality mechanism from the outside/theoretically/statistically/ as a model, and we can view it from within our self looking outward at our own thoughts, emotions and behaviour. We can position our observing self within and view our own personality layers, like being the core of an onion looking outward at, through and over its surrounding layers, and then looking outward into the world at all the other onions, and in through their layers to their cores.

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