If you thought we were only capable of exhibiting the six basic human emotions – happy, sad, surprised, fearful, angry, and disgusted – you’ll be sadly surprised.
In an Ohio State University paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we actually possess 15 compound emotions, which are a combination of the basic six. So basically we can join any two emotions to better describe how we’re feeling when one just won’t do.
I’m disgustedly happy today. What about you?