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Dr. Leon James
Dr. Diane Nahl
October 2001

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Definition of Terms and Diagrams

Emotional spin cycle is a phrase we invented to refer to the idea that our daily emotional life style is a built-in habit we develop in childhood during our socialization process. Explanations and diagrams picturing the process will be found in this article.

Analysis of Results

About 1200 people filled out this online questionnaire during the period of August-September 2001. Sample characteristics in terms of gender, age, and educational background are given as part of the results.

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Survey Questions

 
  1. Gender
  2. Age
  3. Education
  4. How much stress do you experience daily on a scale of 1-10? 1=least; 10=most
  5. How compassionate a person do you consider yourself to be on a scale of 1-10?
  6. How compassionate are most people around you on a scale of 1-10? 1=least; 10=most
  7. How good a person do you consider yourself to be on a scale of 1-10? 1=least; 10=most
  8. How good are most people around you on a scale of 1-10? 1=least; 10=most
  9. How much anger do you experience daily on a scale of 1-10? 1=least; 10=most
  10. How angry are most people around you on a scale of 1-10? 1=least; 10=most
  11. How often do you experience anger, rage or hate?
  12. How often do you experience enjoying fantasies of violence?
  13. How often do you experience being fearful for self or family?
  14. How often do you experience feeling compassion for someone?
  15. How often do you experience feeling competitive with others?
  16. How often do you experience feeling impatient with self?
  17. How often do you experience feeling impatient with others?
  18. How often do you experience feeling level-headed, calm, composed or collected?
  19. How often do you experience forgiving self for your imperfections and mistakes?
  20. How often do you experience feeling like being rude, obnoxious or sarcastic to someone?
  21. How often do you experience feeling like you are stupid, dumb, an idiot, etc. ?
  22. How often do you experience feeling like someone else is stupid, dumb, an idiot, etc. ?
  23. How often do you experience feeling humiliated, disrespected or insulted by someone?
  24. How often do you experience feeling like humiliating, disrespecting or insulting someone?
  25. How often do you experience feeling annoyed, bothered irritable or upset?
  26. How often do you experience feeling used, ill treated, taken advantage of?
  27. How often do you experience feeling criticized, picked on or bullied?
  28. How often do you experience feeling like picking on or bullying someone?
  29. How often do you experience feeling discouraged or depressed?
  30. How often do you experience feeling like a big loser for not saying something after being taken advantage of?
  31. How often do you experience feeling like you have no control over your emotions and that you cannot help feeling disturbed
    about things?
  32. How often do you experience feeling that something must be wrong with you, that you are incompetent, inadequate or
    defective?
  33. How often do you experience feeling worthless or that life is not worth all the misery and pain?
  34. How often do you experience feeling angry because someone tries to stop you from doing what you want?
  35. How often do you experience feeling angry because someone is inconsiderate or unfair to you?
  36. How often do you experience feeling angry because someone hurts your feelings?
  37. How often do you experience feeling angry because someone has talked badly about you behind your back?
  38. How often do you experience shame?
  39. How often do you experience depressed mood, constant fatigue, downcast?
  40. How often do you experience difficulty in making decisions, completing tasks, distractedness?
  41. How often do you experience expecting the worst, constantly fearful of what might happen, pessimistic?
  42. How often do you experience feeling alienated, disconnected, demoralized, disillusioned, neglected, rejected?
  43. How often do you experience being dejected, melancholy, sad?
  44. How often do you experience feeling like a failure, diminished self-esteem, ineffectual, powerless?
  45. How often do you experience frequent crying, feeling miserable, feeling sorry for self?
  46. How often do you experience feeling gloom, dread?
  47. How often do you experience lack of enthusiasm, having the blues, dull, bored?
  48. How often do you experience hopeless, low spirits, despondent, cheerless?
  49. How often do you experience feeling dumpy, ugly, unattractive?
  50. How often do you experience fault finding, score keeping, critical of everyone?
  51. How often do you experience restless, pent-up, up-tight?
  52. How often do you experience excessive sorrow, grief, guilt, self-blame?
  53. How often do you experience ruminating, exaggerating, sulking?
  54. How often do you experience suicidal thoughts?
  55. How often do you experience being hopeful, optimistic or enthusiastic about your future?
  56. It’s healthy to express anger, to let off steam, to get it out, to vent.
  57. It’s not my fault if someone pushes my buttons and I do something to retaliate.
  58. Anger helps you to be decisive, to protect your rights, to right wrongs.
  59. An angry person can always choose to calm down by considering consequences and reevaluating the situation.
  60. When I get angry at someone I tend to brood, mope or sulk, boil inside, don't show it, and keep things in.
  61. When I get angry I feel like throwing things, slamming doors or banging things.
  62. My temper helps me to get others to do what I want.
  63. I have gotten angry and later regretted something I did or said.
  64. I curse or say nasty things to people I am angry with.
  65. When I get angry I cannot think of anything but the thing I am angry at.
  66. When I feel angry I lose control of my behavior.
  67. My anger interferes with my thinking.
  68. I worry about losing control of my anger.
  69. I get so upset with people I feel like pushing or shoving them.
  70. If somebody hits me, I hit back.
  71. I can't help getting into arguments when people disagree with me.
  72. Some of my friends say I'm a hothead.
  73. In anger I have purposely damaged property belonging to someone else.
  74. Describe some of the frequent rages you experience and what thoughts or fantasies accompany them.

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