the ability to act or stand one’s ground when fear is present. Often mistakenly thought of as the absense of fear, yet this is false. Overcoming the fear created by dangerous circumstances is courageous.
created when we perceive someone has helped us or someone for whom we care. Potent anti-stress hormones and neurotransmitters, such as oxytocin, are found in those who experience it. The effects can last days or even weeks.
is an innate expression of rejection. It evolved from a simple rejection of toxic foodstuffs and now includes such things as the psychological appreciation of behaviour and the subsequent rejection of detrimental habits.
an overwhelming wonder at an impersonal, external event. Whereas admiration appreciated telents, amazement appreciates how something is physically possible – such as a majestic thunderstorm or space shuttle launch.