More on Emotional Vocabulary


Hi Brooke
I loved how thought provoking your recent podcast on Emotional Vocabulary is. In it, you mention the cultural effects of our emotional library. I’d like to ask you, do you feel that our familial upbringing can contribute to many of our default emotions as well? For example, if a person is raised by a parent that is severely depressed most of the time, wouldn’t it be logical that the child may establish a default emotion of sadness or worthlessness? Not that the child will in fact default to those emotions but that they would be more likely to. Same could be true for a child who is raised by a parent who’s default emotion is anger, or joy. I’m just wondering if these emotions can be imprinted on us from very early age.
Thanks for always over-delivering!
Cyndy P