Presented is the Atlas of Feelings and Character Qualities.
How it was obtained
First I took Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions and „reversed it inside out”, so that all subtle qualities occurred in the center (where they can further unite into more subtle qualities and feelings, forming a „Heart of Soul”), whereas all „brutal” ones appeared on the edge (thus protecting Heart from the outer space). Then I added intermediary segments and layers as described in this draft article
The Atlas consists of 24 radial segments and 10 axial layers, giving 240 cells. Each cell contains a unique feeling or character quality.
All qualities change smoothly in all directions, so that each one should be an „average” of all neighboring cells. E.g., Evaluation (1-e) is an average of Distrust (1-f), Being lost (2-f), Cluelessness (2-e), Surprise (2-d), Doubt (1-d), Brooding (24-d), Sadness (24-e), Melancholy (24-f)
Moving from the edge to the center of the scheme makes a given quality or feeling more „subtle”, so that in the center we have the most desired virtues, that collectively can be called the „Eternal Love”.
Qualities of the opposite segments of the same axial layers balance each other. E.g., Doubt (1-d) balances Trust (13-d); Devotion (7-c) -Pliability (19-c); etc
White & yellow cells „heal” (make more „subtle”) the cells from the lower levels of the opposite segment. E.g., Evaluation (1-e) heals Naivety (13-f), Anxiety (13-g), etc., transforming them into Overconfidence (13-e).
Grey and red cells are healed by the cells from the higher levels of the opposite segment. E.g., Disapproval (1-g) is transformed into Evaluation (1-e) by Overconfidence (13-e) and into Doubt (1-d) by Trust and Optimism (13-d)
Some words repeat in different cells under different meanings, e.g., Ease (6-b, 20-b), Anxiety (17-f, 13-g), Passion (15-b, 14-b), Naivety (5-g, 13-f), Obsession (14-i, 12-i), Blindness (9-i, 5-g), Disgust (21-i, 19-h), Indifference (9-j, 19-j), etc.
A very important feature of this Atlas is that in the center (yellow region, layer a) it lists all virtues that guarantee „infinitive happiness” with ever-increasing ability to become „more perfect”.
In everyday life we rarely think about our „true goals of self-development”. But here we have a unique possibility to understand these goals by extrapolating the meaning of various qualities from the lower levels to the higher ones. Therefore it is important to select such words that (1) would inspire us to think of more beautiful central qualities in yellow region, and (2) would facilitate their understanding through a „smooth” transition from the lower levels to the higher ones
Clockwise movement (on a given level or by a spiral line crossing many different levels) simulates the changes of our feelings in many real life situations
Each cell is related to many others through the 4th dimension in a 3 dimensional torus
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