Your emotions aren't hardwired, even though you may feel like they are. They don't just trigger and happen to you, even though it seems like they do. In fact, you can control your emotions better than you think.
Emotions are our brain's guesses in the moment based on your past experiences. It's the same for emotions we experience and emotions we "perceive" in others.
In fact, you have more control over your emotions than you think you do.
Watch this Ted Talk by Lisa Feldman Barrett, the researcher behind the new theory of emotion, and learn how your brain really constructs your emotional experience.
Let me know what you think.