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Loneliness

Loneliness is a sad emotion that a person can feel if they are isolated or feel a sense of lack of friends and family members. Loneliness can make people feel anxious. People can feel lonely even if they are surrounded by a lot of other people. L ...

                                               

Mood

A mood is an emotional state of mind. They can be positive or negative. People sometimes say they are in a "good mood", if they are happy, or a "bad mood" if they are sad, or angry. Moods can last for several hours or days. Sometimes, peoples moo ...

                                               

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is an emotion. It is the feeling of enjoying events from the past. People with nostalgia will often look at or use old things that they were familiar with years ago. This is because people feel more connected to those past times that th ...

                                               

Pity

Pity means feeling for others, particularly feelings of sadness or sorrow. In a positive sense it means "sympathy" and "empathy". More commonly Pity is a negative judgement of others and their situation. An example of pity is how most people feel ...

                                               

Pleasure

Pleasure is an emotion. It is the opposite of pain. Humans and many other mammals feel pleasure. People feel pleasure when they do something that is fun or that feels good.

                                               

Romance (love)

Romance or Romantic love is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. In relationships, it involves a strong emotional attraction towards the other person. A romantic relationship focuses on feelings rather than sex. Romantic love ...

                                               

Rumination

Rumination is the constant urge for a person to focus their attention on their troubles, misery or worries and possible causes or consequences. Rumination is having thoughts about earlier events, failures, abuse or hardships. The tendency to rumi ...

                                               

Sentimentality

Sentimentality is both a literary device used to make people respond emotionally, but usually in a way more than is needed. "A sentimentalist", Oscar Wilde wrote, "is one who desires wants to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it." ...

                                               

Solitude

Solitude is the pleasure of being alone. It allows people to focus and make good decisions. Solitude allows people to think deeply and to pray. Prayer in solitude gives many people a sense of peace. Many writers, musicianss, and artistss create i ...

                                               

Sympathy

Sympathy exists when the feelings or emotions of one person lead to similar feelings in another person so that they share feeling. Mostly sympathy means the sharing of unhappiness or suffering, but it can also mean sharing other emotions. In a br ...

                                               

Think of the children

"Think of the children" is a phrase that became a strategy used when you are in an argument with someone. Basically in its simplest use it can mean just childrens rights, like for example talking about child labor problems. But when this phrase i ...

                                               

Computer rage

Computer rage is a heightened physiological response with associated feelings of anger and frustration resulting from using a computer or other complex electronic device. It may result in the physical assault of the computer or similar item, poss ...

                                               

Harassment

Harass or harassment is when a person annoys or upsets someone else, usually repetitively. It is done on purpose and makes the target feel scared, worried or sick from fear. These are behaviors that appear to be disturbing, upsetting or threateni ...

                                               

Naïve

Naïve is a French word which is used in English to mean that someone is very simple and does not understand about the dangers around them. Someone who is naïve does not have enough experience of life to know about things he or she ought to know; ...

                                               

Procrastination

Procrastination is the behavior of putting off actions or tasks to a later time. It can be a very bad thing to do because you do not get enough things done.

                                               

Rival

A rival is a person or group of people who are trying to do the same thing as someone else, and trying to do it better. They are "competing" against one another. Usually they are about equally good. Competing in this way is called rivalry. Two or ...

                                               

Sexual attraction

Sexual attraction is an attraction to other members of the same species for sexual or erotic activity. In many species this does not always mean a sexual act; indeed, some sexual behavior among primates is mostly a social activity.

                                               

Virtue signalling

Virtue signalling is when a person shows anger to make themselves look good to others. Usually, this means the person says that they dont like or dont approve of something. For example, a person might talk about political ideas that they know the ...

                                               

Illusion

An illusion is a distortion of perception. The brain arranges, sorts, and organises data from the senses. Normally the system works well. Sometimes it does not, and we see illusions. In general, they are shared by most people in the same situatio ...

                                               

Whites illusion

Whites illusion is a brightness illusion. Here, some stripes of a black and white grating are replaced by gray rectangles. All gray bars usually have same color and opacity. The brightness of the gray pieces appear to shift toward the brightness ...

                                               

LGBT

LGBT is an initialism that means l esbian, g ay, b isexual, and t ransgender. It refers to the a community of people who are not heterosexual or cisgender. The initialism has been taken up by many sexuality and gender identity-related community c ...

                                               

Closeted

Closeted and in the closet are metaphors used to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersex people who have not disclosed their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex characteristics. After disclosure, t ...

                                               

Corrective rape

Corrective rape is a hate crime where a person is raped, because of their perceived sexual orientation. People claim to be able to "cure" homosexuals by raping them. The people raping say that they can "correct" their orientation, to turn them he ...

                                               

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a non-profit organization that reaches out to LGBT youths who feel depressed or suicidal. Contributors to the project submit videos, essays, and other media. These are to share their stories, experiences, and message ...

                                               

Judy Garland as gay icon

American actress and songstress Judy Garland is a gay icon. She rose to iconic status in the 1950s. At that time, gays admired her talent as a performer, and her value as a camp figure. She was often parodied in drag revues. Her struggles with dr ...

                                               

Lesbianism in erotica

Lesbianism has been performed in visual arts since the times of ancient Rome. For much of history of cinema and television, lesbianism was regarded as taboo. But since the 1960s, it has increasingly become a theme within its own right. It was fir ...

                                               

LGBT community

The LGBT community, also referred to as the gay community, is a loosely defined grouping of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBT organizations, and subcultures, united by a common culture and social movements. These communities generally cel ...

                                               

The Natural Bears Classification System

The Natural Bears Classification System is a set of symbols using letters, numbers, and other characters commonly found on modern, Western computer keyboards. It is used by gay and bisexual men who self-identify as "bears". These codes are used i ...

                                               

Pink triangle

The pink triangle is one of the two big symbols of the LGBT community. The other is the rainbow flag. The pink triangle was first used in Nazi Germany to mark homosexual prisoners. There was also a black triangle that marked anti-social women. Ma ...

                                               

QueerSportSplit

Queer Sport Split is a charity organization from Split, Croatia. It has a focus on sport, culture and leisure of LGBTIQ+ community. It also works in education and research on the sports and LGBTIQ+ topics. It was registered in 2011 and is the lon ...

                                               

Romantic orientation

Romantic orientation, also called affectional orientation, indicates the sex or gender that a person is most likely to have a romantic relationship with. It is compared to the term sexual orientation. Romantic orientation is based on the idea tha ...

                                               

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation is forms of attraction to people. There are many different groups. Some examples are: attraction to a different gender, attraction to the same gender, attraction to more than one gender, and no attraction any gender. The groups ...

                                               

Swardspeak

Swardspeak is a secret language that came from the mixed language with the names Taglish and Englog. It is used by gay people in the Philippines. Swardspeak uses word from Tagalog, English, Spanish, Cebuano, Japanese, Sanskrit, and other language ...

                                               

Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty is surgery to shape a vagina. Some babies are born with a problem where the vagina did not grow right. Doctors fix this with a vaginoplasty. Some women do not like how their vagina looks or feels. They can ask for a vaginoplasty. Som ...

                                               

Mental illness

A mental illness is an illness of the mind. People with a mental illness may behave in strange ways or have strange thoughts in their view or the view of others. Mental illnesses can affect the day to day functioning of a person. Mental illnesses ...

                                               

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or attention deficit disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It affects how people think and act. People with ADHD may be too active; they may have trouble sitting still or being quiet. They may be ra ...

                                               

Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental illness where people think they look different to how they really look. People are usually said to have BDD if they are extremely critical of their body, even though there may be nothing noticeably wrong with ...

                                               

Catatonia

Catatonia means a person is awake, but does not move, talk, or react to anything but pain. The person can stay stiff and still for hours. A person with catatonia may look to be in a stupor. The cause is in the nervous system; the brain and nerves ...

                                               

Dementia praecox

Dementia praecox is a term which Benedict Augustin Morel first used in 1860, to describe the condition of a teenager who retreated from society, and started to show symptoms similar to those of dementia. Dementia is a mental illness which mostly ...

                                               

DSM IV

The DSM-IV is the fourth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is a manual written by the American Psychiatric Association. They are numbered using Roman numerals: DSM-I, DSM-II, DSM-III, DSM-IV, but the la ...

                                               

Halfway house

A halfway house is a place that helps people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, giving them a place to live while they learn the social and other skills they need to live on their own or with assistance. The house has staff worker ...

                                               

Logorrhea

Logorrhea is a disorder of speech. It is a psychological disorder where a person speaks continuously in gibberish or makes no real sense. It is a sign of an underlying mental disorder, and needs psychiatric attention. Logorrhea happens in many di ...

                                               

Oppositional defiant disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is a mental disorder. It causes irritable and angry behaviour of at least 6 months, noticeable in communication with other people. Unlike those with conduct disorder, though, most people with ODD do not usually get a ...

                                               

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. It is a big problem for people who have it. Some similar mental illnesses include schizotypal personality disorder schizoaffective disorder and schizoid personality disorder. People with this disorder of ...

                                               

Phobia

A phobia is a strong fear about a specific thing or situation. In psychology, phobia is considered an anxiety disorder. Phobia is different than just being scared of something. The fear is so strong that it affects, and often damages, the suffere ...

                                               

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a medical condition that causes anxiety. Sufferers are afraid of large open spaces, crowds, and new places. Many doctors believe that people with the condition are afraid of becoming anxious. Places that make them feel unsafe and i ...

                                               

Ophidiophobia

Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is the abnormal fear of snakes. It is sometimes called herpetophobia, which is a fear of reptiles or amphibians. The word comes from the Greek words "ophis" meaning snake, and "phobia" meaning fear. This is a phobia, ...

                                               

Sinistrophobia

Sinistrophobia is a fear of objects to the left side of bodies or left-handed people. The word sinistrophobia is derived from the Latin word sinistro meaning left and the Greek word phobia meaning fear. Persons diagnosed with sinistrophobia often ...

                                               

Technophobia

Technophobia is the fear, or dislike, of more advanced technical devices. Technophobia has occurred since the Industrial Revolution. Very often, artists show technophobia in their works. Two examples of this are Frankenstein, and the movie Metrop ...

                                               

Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the fear or dislike of strangers or unknown things. Xenophobia can also mean the fear of trying new things, but it is usually the fear of differences between people. Xenophobia may be about foreign things or people, or just the atti ...