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Relating to or marked by an emotion.
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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.
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Relating to or marked by an emotion.
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Relating to or marked by an emotion.
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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:

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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In general, synergetic brews are more impactful when one of their ingredients is an emotionalizing one, or when the audience is already somewhat emotionalized.
Other examples are emotion-inducing background music in the soundtracks of films; the use of emotionalizing subjects in paintings; patriotic background music for nationalist propaganda; and lullabies to relax children.
{j} Emotionalizing concepts--Stimuli that are emotionalizing by virtue of their biological or cultural significance.
Other stunning synergetic brews in Fantasia are amalgamations of musical masterpieces with visual art and emotionalizing dramas like "Night on Bald Mountain," extinction of the dinosaurs, and scenes from Greek mythology, all achieved by devices {a}{b}{f}{i}{h}{j}{m}{p}.
The history of the film industry attests to the incrementally cumulative transformative, reinforcing, and emotionalizing impact of each of these additions.
Though Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions stems from a meeting of the European Sociological Association's Research Network on the Sociology of Emotions, it is not intended to be a contribution to sociology proper (if it is proper to invoke the idea of hard and fast disciplinary boundaries).
In Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions too, there is a disagreement about the best way to create conceptual refinement.
Many of the chapters in Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions follow Fineman's argument about the organizational control of emotions.
Several other chapters in Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions follow Gabriel's argument concerning unmanageable emotions.
This dichotomy between managed and unmanageable emotions set up by Fineman and Gabriel at the beginning of Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions is a potentially useful conceptual framing device.