The exact definition of emotion has been described by Prezz (1999) who is an EQ, in the organizational consultant and lecturer at Potchefstroom University, South Africa. He stated firmly that emotions are reactions to certain situations by the body. This is the result of thinking about a particular condition, where there is a relationship between thinking activity and the result of the perception of the condition.

Emotions that are in themselves are often an obstacle for someone to make self-change. Emotions are defined as reactions to certain situations by the body. Things that usually have to do with a person’s (cognitive) thinking activity, namely the nature and intensity of emotions, which are the result of the perception of the situation that occurs.

According to Daniel Goleman (2002) emotion refers to a distinctive feeling and thought, a biological and psychological state and a series of tendencies to act. Emotions are basically drives to act. Usually emotions are reactions to stimuli from outside and within the individual. For example, happy emotions encourage a person’s mood changes, so that physiologically it looks like laughing, sad emotions encourage someone to behave in tears.

Emotions are related to physiological changes and various thoughts. So, emotion is one of the important aspects in human life, because emotion can be a motivator of behavior in the sense of increasing, but also can interfere with human intentional behavior (Prawitasari, 1995). Several figures suggest various kinds of emotions, including Descrates. According to Descrates, emotions are divided into: Desire (desire), hate (hate), Sorrow (sad/sorrow), Wonder (surprise), Love (love) and Joy (joy). Meanwhile, JB Watson suggests three kinds of emotions, namely: fear (fear), Rage (anger), Love (love).

Emotion is one aspect that has a major influence on human attitudes so far. This is accompanied by two other aspects, namely the existence of thinking (cognitive) and psychomotor (conative), usually emotions are often known as affective aspects, this is from attitude determination, which is one of the predispositions of human behavior. There is a fear of what will happen, worry, anxiety, and anger over the upcoming changes. Sometimes people don’t change their behavior patterns just because of these feelings, so they don’t have the courage to tread the paths to success. This condition at the same time makes an explanation of why someone just surrenders to the situation.


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