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Table 7 Plutchik’s emotional classification

From: Use of narrative medicine to identify key factors for effective doctor–patient relationships in severe asthma

Less intense emotions Primary emotions The most intense emotions
Optimism
 Serenity Joy Ecstasy
Love emotions
 Acceptance Trust Admiration
Submission
 Apprehension Fear Terror
Awe
 Distraction Surprise Amazement
Disapproval
 Pensiveness Sadness Grief
Remorse
 Boredom Disgust Loathing
Contempt
 Annoyance Anger Rage
Aggressiveness
 Interest Anticipation Vigilance
  1. Plutchik theory (Table 8), emotional analyses methodology: grey boxes are intermediate emotions between the box above and the other one below, that are divided in further three levels of intensity (from less intense to the most one).