The School of Life

Emotional Barometer Card Deck

About

  • For when you're feeling...Anxious, Loving, Dreamy, Confident, Guilty, Sulky, Grateful, Envious, Solitary, Obsessed, Ugly, Practical, Weepy, Sensual, Melancholy, Self-Pitying, Needy, Happy, Awed, Nostalgic.
  • A tool to help us overcome our vagueness: cards that offer definitions of twenty moods that we can all recognise but that can be hard to pin down and explain. Here are descriptions of - among many other things - the sense of feeling weepy, nostalgic, anxious, and dreamy.
  • To help us reach a clearer understanding of our inner emotional weather.
  • They can also be passed on to friends and colleagues (or simply displayed on our desk) so that the world can better know what's going on inside us, without our needing to explain too much.

Quotes from the cards:

  • "Everyone is more anxious than they are inclined to tell us. Even the tycoon and the couple in love are suffering. We've collectively failed to admit to ourselves how much it is customary to panic. But we can at least hold out our arms to our similarly tortured, fractured, and above all else, anxious neighbours, as if to say, in the kindest way possible: 'I know...'"
  • "We should enjoy our obsessive moods. To obsess well is to realise that the lovely person we sketch in our heads is our creation: a creation that says more about us than it does about them. We may not really be getting to know another person properly, but we are growing our insight into who we really are."
  • "Sulking combines intense anger with an intense desire not to communicate what we are angry about. This brings us to the odd privilege of being the recipient of a sulk: we only get into a sulk with people whom we feel should understand - that is, people we respect. It is one of the stranger gifts of love."

 

Materials & Details

    • Box of twenty cards with movable dial and fold-out stand on box lid
    • 160 x 115 x 20mm

     

    Delivery & Conditions

    • Prices include Swiss VAT. Shipping price calculated at checkout.
    • Quick delivery normally within 5 workdays

     

    Brand & Designer

    The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life. In their books, card games, classes, workshops etc. they address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.



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