To answer the question must first understand what an emotion is. An emotion is a mental and bodily reaction that happens as we process our moods, relationships with others and situations we are in.
For instance, we might get a hug from a friend and we then respond to that experience by thinking we are happy and can also act the emotion out, that is showing we are happy by smiling and hugging our friend back. We have a lot of different emotions such as, happiness, sadness, fear, disgust and anger. When we look at each of these five, we know that these are five of the most common and basic emotions felt by all humans across different cultures. This was why Disney Pixar chose these characters for the movie inside out!
This article was produced by PTW Volunteers Marie Mandicos, Mental Health Worker and Chirag Lodhia, PTW Director