5 Core Emotions In Disney’s Inside Out Film
They’re All In Your Head
Disney’s new film focuses on our five core emotions; Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear, and Anger. In this new magical film emotions come to life. You can learn them from the “Inside Out”.
Riley, the young girl in the film-has five core emotions that live in her conscious mind where they influence her actions and memories.
- Her five core emotions are held at headquarter in her control console.
- Her new memories are housed in colored orbs, which are sent into storage at the end of every waking period.
- Her core memories power five “islands”, each of which reflects a different aspect of her personality.
As things in her life take an unexpected turn, Sadness begins touching happy memories and turning them sad, so she tries to isolate Sadness. In Joy’s absence, Anger, Disgust and Fear attempt to maintain her emotional state, rending her depressed and apathetic. Joy uses tools from Imagination Land to propel herself through the Sadness by turning Sadness into Joy.
Through this process, all of her emotions work together to help her lead a content, more emotionally complex life as she grows older. The full length film is on Youtube.
5 Core Emotions By Paul Ekman
Paul Ekman is an American psychologist who pioneered the study of emotions and their relations to facial expression. He has created an “atlas of emotions” with more than ten thousand facial expressions. He was involved in this film and it’s expression. His site offers training in emotions and is well worth a look.
The next post will be about facial expression and emotions. Until than here is a chart of emotions and a great do it yourself tool by Paul Ekman to become emotionally mindful.