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Melissa

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Do you see the words "frustrated", "disappointed", and "scared" as feelings?  If so, perhaps the theory that "words that end in '-ed' are not true feelings", doesn't quite hold up.
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Good point Melissa.. in fact, the list of feelings I am looking at right now points to 45 of them, about 33%. Is 67% enough to base a theory on?
I learned a while ago, a quick test might help identify if it is a true feeling: check to see if the word makes sense when you add "by 'somebody'" such as you, him, her, them after. if it does then it is not a true feeling. However if it is by a situation it probably is a feeling, just like in the examples you have given. Does this make sense and is a better alternative to a theory?
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