9 Emotions We Feel, but Can't Explain ...

There are plenty of emotions that we feel on a daily basis, but have trouble explaining to others. However, there are actually words out there that describe those common feelings perfectly. That means you no longer have to struggle to tell your friends what's on your mind. You can just say one of the following words and then hand them a dictionary:

1. Dysania

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Dysania is "the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning." There's a similar word, called clinomania, that is "the desire to stay in bed." If you always have trouble waking yourself up in the morning to go about your day, then these words will come in handy.

2. Adronitis

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Don't you hate how long it takes to build friendships? Well, adronitis is the "frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone." If you just wish you could skip the smalltalk with strangers and actually get to know them, then this word will help you explain your feelings.

3. Liberosis

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This is "the desire to care less about things." If you hate how much you care about your crush's opinion, or about the way your eyebrows look, then you're experiencing liberosis. You just wish that you were more carefree.

4. Jouska

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This is "a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head." Everyone is guilty of doing this. It happens when you daydream about dating your crush or fantasize about getting interviewed by Oprah.

5. Rubatosis

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Don't you hate when you suddenly start paying attention to your breathing or your blinking? Rubatosis is "the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat." Even though it's a bodily function that is constantly happening, being aware of it can become highly irritating.

6. Monachopsis

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This is "the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place." This occurs when your friends treat you like part of the group, but you still feel like you don't belong. There's no reason for you to feel excluded, but you still do.

7. Sehnsucht

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This is a word that everyone on the planet can relate to. It means, "the longing in the heart for we know not what." Haven't you ever been sad, but couldn't pinpoint exactly why? Haven't you ever wished that your life was different, but you didn't know exactly what you wanted to change? That's sehnsucht.

8. Nyctophilia

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This means you "find comfort in the darkness." If you'd rather be alone in a dark room than in a bright room full of people, then you can explain your preference with this word. It hits the nail right on the head.

9. Finifugal

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This means, "wanting to prolong the final moments of a story, relationship, or some other journey." If you hate reaching the end of a book, because you don't want to say goodbye to the characters, then you can use this word to describe how you feel. Even though endings lead to new beginnings, it's never fun knowing that something you love is coming to an end.

There are more words to describe how you feel than "angry," "happy," and "sad." Hopefully this collection of words will help you express yourself in a way that you usually can't. Do you ever have trouble putting your emotions into words?

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