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e·mo·tion·al

(ē-mō'shŭn-ăl),
Relating to or marked by an emotion.

emotional

(ĭ-mō′shə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to emotion: an emotional illness; emotional crises.
2. Readily affected with or stirred by emotion: an emotional person who often weeps.
3. Arousing or intended to arouse the emotions: an emotional appeal.
4. Marked by or exhibiting emotion: an emotional farewell.

e·mo′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
e·mo′tion·al·ly adv.

e·mo·tion·al

(ē-mō'shŭn-ăl)
Relating to or marked by an emotion.

e·mo·tion·al

(ē-mō'shŭn-ăl)
Relating to or marked by an emotion.

emotional,

adj describing a person experiencing an emotion; manifesting emotional behavior, rather than logical, rational behavior; describing a person who is easily or excessively given to emotion.

Patient discussion about emotional

Q. Emotions My 68 years-old husband underwent his surgery for lung cancer several moths ago and after that received chemo. Thankfully, it seems that he’s on the right track, but then lately he’s being very emotional. He says he’s always been this way since the diagnosis, but he just hid it. We try to talk about it, but it seems we just don’t communicate. Any advice?

A. Hi,
Those above me already phrased very well what I wanted to write, so I’ll add a link to a site I found about this subject:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_4x_Anxiety.asp?sitearea=MBC

Take care!

Q. What role does emotion have in the life of someone with autism? I just find the whole disorder of autism hard to understand because I'm a really emotional person. I'm especially interested in how people with mild autism or Asperger's can function fine but then when it comes to feeling empathy they have such trouble. I guess my question is how such people experience emotion--are these people actually unable to care about others? My intention is not to sound ignorant, I'm genuinely curious.

A. I have asperger's and most everything for me is logically analyzed and I have a difficulty knowing what emotion goes with certain situations and how the emotion manifests itself within me.
I care about others, I just cannot always put myself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.

Q. discussing my father situation with the doctor My 82 years old dad has dementia, and currently lives with us at my home. For the last few weeks he's very nervous and sometimes yells and screams at us. I want to take him to the doctor and see if he can get any help, but I'm afraid that if I'll try to speak with doctor about this subject in front of my dad he'll take offense. What can I do? Thank you very much!

A. The answer above is a good suggestion. I would add to the letter a small warning about the way your father would react to a discussion of his behaviour so the doctor would know to discuss it carefully.

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Unlike emotionalist moralities--which treat emotions as if they can tell us what is true and what is good and what is right--the Objectivist morality recognizes emotions for exactly what they are and treats them accordingly.
Similarly, when President William Howard Taft in his 1912 presidential campaign sought to defend constitutional government against the "political emotionalists and neurotics" [read: Theodore Roosevelt], he was launching a program of political constitutionalism: "The real usefulness of the Republican Party consists in its conservative tendencies to preserve our constitutional government and prevent its serious injury.
Last night's gig at the 02 Academy by musical emotionalists Elbow proved that very theory to be completely true for one group of friends.
A world that contained only pure intelligences would probably still include laughter; a world made up of pure emotionalists probably would not.