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Are you being logical or emotional?

1.If you are physically ill, a medical doctor can locate the physical manifestation of your problem and treat it with antibiotics or some other kind of medicine. If you are emotionally ill, psychiatrists can now prescribe medicine, depending upon what label they assign to you. What kind of energy makes up emotions?
*There is no such thing
2.If you use strict logic, you can stop emotions from occurring.
3.Empathy is a purely emotional state.
4.A book titled "The Logic of Emotion" could be considered which of the following terms?
5.Fill in this analogy: Emotions are to the mind as logic is to the _________?
6.Beliefs emerge from the memory of certain events and emotions are created around their memories and then people logically convince themselves that the same thing will happen each time. What is the best recommendation to change one's beliefs?
*Change your awareness about that belief.
*Look at what everyone else thinks.
*Just think it over.
*Stop acting emotional.
7.On "Star Trek: The Original Series", Spock stated that Vulcans used what?
Answer: (One Word: Five Letters Beginning With a "L")
8.The study of one's thinking patterns is often referred to as cognitive. Which of these sciences is logical and emotional thinking attached to?
*Cognitive Psychology
*Cognitive Astrology
*Cognitive Astronomy
*Cognitive Sociology
9.When people "fall in love", are they being illogical?
* Yes
* No
10.Which of these is the definition of "knowledge applied"?
*Pure Logic
*Pure Emotion
1. Ethereal
Ethereal energy exists but is not something that is physically visible to the human eye. There is nothing tangible about ethereal energy. For example, if you looked at an X-Ray of your skull, you could see your brain but you could not see your mind. Both the mind and emotions consist of ethereal energy and although our eyes cannot see them, we know they exist just as you "know" when you are experiencing an emotion. You cannot walk up to someone and ask him or her to provide you with a nice, warm bowl of jealousy. However, you inherently know when someone is jealous.
2. f
Emotions are mental states that arise subjectively rather than through conscious effort. You may be the most logical person in the world and may still not be able to control your behaviour the way that you would like. Getting a handle on where your emotions are coming from is important in determining how you feel.
3. f
To be empathetic...one has to put themselves in the "shoes of another". If anything, one has to detach from their emotions to be able to see where another point of view is coming from. It does require caring, but is different from sympathy. To be sympathetic, means to feel pity or sorrow for someone rather than empathetic, where you can feel what they feel. Empathy requires more of a feel that one is being morally wronged and this brings logic into it as well.
4. Oxymoron
An oxymoron is a figure in which an epithet of a contrary signification is added to a word; e.g. cruel kindness; laborious idleness. Since logic and emotion are usually opposite in their manifestations in one's behaviour, it is like a book about "Jumbo Shrimp".
5. Brain
Your brain can be analysed and can be broken down into which lobes process which data. Your emotions and mind are ethereal, once again, and cannot be measured in this way.
6. Change your awareness about that belief.
This can be achieved by through reflection aimed at reevaluating the strength of the belief or by gathering new evidence.
7. Logic
Vulcans supposedly only used logic when making their decisions and did not allow emotions to interrupt their thinking. Spock was half-human so he had conflicting emotional thoughts that he tried to subdue.
8. Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology focuses on the "thinking state". It combines elements of both logic and emotion. Any of the above sciences may have an impact on how you think as well, no matter how unlikely. Humans can discover a lot with science but cannot answer every question.
9. Y
When people "fall in love" they form an attachment that is based upon emotions and does not follow any particular logical pattern. Many times people are with other people that their friends think is "wrong for them" or that can even be abusive. However, pent-up memories and emotions that are not dealt with properly can manifest themselves in very illogical behaviours.
10. Wisdom
People can accumulate as much knowledge as they possibly can but until they apply that knowledge, it does not become wisdom. When someone gives "wise advice", they are applying their knowledge of the situation. It is different than just knowing how to do something.


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