Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Riley's Emotions

I'm really looking forward to the movie Inside Out.  This article talks briefly about how the core emotions were chosen.  Not mentioned is the fact that those five (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, Disgust) appear on most of the major lists of universal emotions.  They're well chosen.

Look at the trailer in the article.  All of the mother's headvoices are female and wear the same style of glasses as her outside body, even though the inside bodies are very different in shape and personality.  So too, the father's emotions are all male and have the same mustache.  Conversely, Riley's emotions are different.  Fear and Anger are male; Joy, Sadness, and Disgust are female.  Only Sadness wears glasses.  Anger is certainly thought of as a masculine trait.  Sadness and Disgust are more typically thought of as feminine.  The glasses probably relate to overlapping concepts of fat-nerdy-miserable.  Anyhow, the inside of Riley's head is more diverse than either of her parents, in multiple ways.  That's interesting.
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