March 09, 2018

Words Have Feelings

The other day I was doing my once daily scroll on Facebook, and a post caught my eye. It was a short video about 10 emotions that actually have names. Several of them resonated with me. Granted, I'm not saying they're real words, just that yes, I've felt these things.

Opia: the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which feels invasive and vulnerable at the same time.

Monachopsis: the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

Liberosis: the desire to care less about things.

Kenopsia: the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but it now abandoned and quiet.

Chrysalism: the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Ellipsism: a sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out.

Occhiolism: the awareness of the smallness of your perspective.

How about you? Did any of these feeling words resonate?


  1. I really love this. I love coming across these kinds of words like: Pluviophile. a lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

  2. Liberosis. I love it! And kenopsia. Didn't know there was a word for it but I've definitely felt it. Going to check out the others...