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hapter Five
Instructions For The 21 Emotions Exercise
"Remember those who surround you are there because you seek their gifts. But, also remember those others who come your way may be the psychological piranhas who will prey on your weakeners and help you destroy all your confidence and knowledge, you are God's greatest creation."

After years of research the author concluded that all decisions are based on a combination of personal emotions. According to the research there are only twenty-one emotions a person can experience. There are ten (10) positive emotions, ten (10) negative emotions and one (1) emotion which can be either positive or negative. The author devised a simple yet precise method of establishing exactly which emotions were being used at any given specific time.
Every decision with which a person is faced revolves around the emotional state of the decision maker prior to the decision being made and during the exact moment the decision is required. Although a majority of people will express they have full knowledge of which emotions they are experiencing at any given time, it was discovered that a high percentage of those studied were not aware of hidden influences which they were bombarded with prior to the point of making the final decision.
It was necessary to develop a method to overcome the hidden influence problem. By combining logical information with intuitive or gut reactions, the following method was developed. Repetitively, every decision a person makes is based on twenty-one emotions. All emotions in certain combinations answer a question. Therefore to experience the exercise properly, it is suggested that the participant think of the primary question he has on his mind immediately prior to starting the exercise.
Following are the twenty-one emotions which are listed in sequential, alphabetical and mathematical order. The only requirement is to simply check either Yes or No while you are asking yourself the question, "Do I feel self Respect? Do I feel self Pity?" and continue through both columns as rapidly and without hesitation as possible.
The object is not to try to confuse your thinking process but to accept the first answer which pops into your mind. The question itself need not be too profound such as who or what designed the universe, but a question which specifically relates to you. Once you have thought of the question simply hold it in your mind. Do not analyze or evaluate the question in any way.
As you are working the exercise keep the following in mind. If you find there is hesitation for any of the emotions beginning with the Positive Emotion column the answer to the question would be a (Yes). The opposite holds true with the Negative Emotion column. If there is hesitation the check mark would automatically go into the (No) column
In most cases individuals are unaware their ultimate decision is based on the emotions they are personally experiencing at the time of affirmation. 
The object of the exercise is to define the actual internal emotions we are functioning with and relate these emotions to our actions. At the same time the end-result will show the participant which emotion is required to make the final decision. Once one is made aware of which emotions are affecting their decisions they can then react accordingly. The exercise will eliminate procrastination and ultimately accurately develop an answer to their questions.
To obtain accurate results answer all of the questions as honestly and quickly as possible. Begin the exercise by simply checking Yes or No in the designated boxes and then proceed to the next paragraph.
The crucial reason for making sure there is no hesitation while completing the exercise is because of the fact that the emotions causing the hesitation are usually the emotions which are specifically affecting the individual at that exact moment. If there is a necessity to contemplate an answer then it has been found that the emotion requiring contemplation is crucial to the final outcome.

The Emotional Indicator Exercise

Now that you have completed checking either "Yes" or "No" advance to the next step. Starting with the Positive Emotion column; immediately opposite the "No" column are corresponding numbers. Do not use the &quotNo" column. Using only the "Yes" column for the Positive Emotions, for each "Yes" checked, circle the number corresponding to the checked "Yes". Once you have completed circling the corresponding numbers, add the circled numbers and place the answer beside the Positive Emotion Total. (i.e. the maximum total cannot total more then +55).
When you have added the Positive Emotion column, repeat the same process with the Negative Emotion column; this time circling the corresponding number opposite the checked "No" responses. Do not use the "Yes" column. Once again total the number and place the answer opposite the Negative Emotion Total. (i.e. remember the total cannot exceed -55)
You should now have two calculated answers, one positive and one negative. One further step is to have totals which are no higher than ten (10). For example, let us presume after totaling the corresponding numbers in the Positive Emotion column the total was +48. The number +48 is higher then ten. To reduce the number to ten, simply add the 4 and the 8 together which totals 12 (4+8=12). The total is still higher then 10. To reduce the total of 12 to 10 or lower, simply add the 1 plus the 2 which totals +3(1+2=3). Repeat the same exercise for the Negative Emotion column. When finished, you should have two totals which are no higher then ten (10).
After arriving at both totals, add the Negative Emotion Total to the Positive Emotion Total which will give you a third number which is the Corrective Emotion. Let us presume that the Positive Emotion Total adds up to plus four (+4) and the Negative Emotion Total totals minus six (-6). By adding the Negative Emotion Total to the Positive Emotion Total, the Corrective Emotion Total's answer would be minus two (-2). The process described above is simple high school algebra and should not present any problems in calculating the end-result.
To discover which emotions you are experiencing simply check the answer corresponding to the emotion listed opposite the Total answers. For instance the Positive Emotion Total number in the example above was plus four (+4). The corresponding emotion to that number is Freedom. The participant was trying therefore to feel independent for the decision.
The Negative Emotion Total number was minus six (-6). The corresponding emotion for the number is Envy. In the example above Envy was the negative emotion that the person was experiencing. The emotion Envy inadvertently was stopping the participant from making the choice.
The Corrective Emotion Total number was minus two (-2). Again using the example above; the emotion which would be necessary to correct the problem or which would enhance the participant's ability to make a decision based on independence was Apathy. If the participant would not be so insensitive, the participant would reach a successful result from his decision.
For more in-depth explanations of the emotions finalized in the exercise, check the corresponding descriptions of the emotions in the previous chapter. As you read the descriptions, keep your original question in mind and try to relate the descriptions to your question.
After practicing the procedure a few times it should not take any longer than one or two minutes to reach your conclusions. The more often you practice the exercise the more apprehensible you gain of your innermost feelings.
You may also apply the "21 Emotions Exercise" formulae to practical applications such as; seeking employment. During the course of changing occupations, one of the premier factors in obtaining the position is the personal interview portion. If you find yourself in a position of seeking employment, slightly prior to commencing the interview go through the exercise to discover which emotions need to be corrected before entering into the office of the interviewer. Remember we are all susceptible to negative emotions from one another. Simply ask yourself how you feel about the interview and complete the exercise based on that question. Next repeat the exercise but this time the question to ask is what do you think the interviewer will think of you. Pretend that you are the interviewer. Once you have completed the exercise for both questions and have obtained two corrective emotional end-results, simply add the two Corrective Emotion Totals together to obtain a third Corrective Emotion Total and express the added Corrective Emotion during the interview. Would you not say the decision of the interviewer is based on how he or she feels about you? If you are presenting a negative picture to the interviewer without even being aware that you are, most assuredly you can then gather that it would be best to know your emotions first and secondly what you intuit how the interviewer feels about you. In other words what you are actually accomplishing is that you are psychically reading the probable emotions of your interviewer and matching the interviewers reactive emotions to your own. Once knowledge of emotions is accomplished, your internal emotions which you have suppressed or negated will be placed aside if they are of a negative nature and the positive emotions which are mandatory in obtaining the position will be enhanced.
The above example can be used under any circumstance dealing with people. Simply complete the exercise for yourself and for the other person who you may be communicating with and add the two Corrective Emotion Totals together.
Now that you have mastered the "21 Emotions Exercise" the next stage is to learn precisely how to use the exercise daily. The results will prove fascinating.
The first question that I'm sure you have on your mind is now that you understand how the mechanics of the exercise work, how do you use it effectively?
Quite simply while you are doing the exercise make sure that your question is specific. As you hold your question in your mind also ask yourself if you should answer with a specific alternative. As an example; if your question is, "Should I sell my house?" then also ask yourself, "Should I sell my house with a "yes"? Remember that you are intuitively already receiving an answer but you may not be heeding your intuition and therefore the exercise will confirm your thoughts. At issue with the example question is that the thought about selling your house would never have come to your attention if you had not already thought about it. Then if you discover that your corrective emotion is plus one (+1) or higher then your answer for the question that you are debating should be a "yes". If your corrective emotion is minus one (-1) or lower then your answer should be a "no". 
Although it has been mentioned that if your corrective emotion ends up to be Pride or Proud then you are procrastinating and you should make up your mind as quickly as possible, there is one caveat to this situation. During a specific question if your results end up to be plus or minus zero (+0-) it would be a good idea to get all your facts together first before you decide what to do. 
The users of the exercise have ascertained a number of uses for the exercise. The main use of the exercise has been accurately making distinct decisions. The fundamental use or the design of the exercise was precisely for the decision making objective. Intuiting decisions for some had been quite difficult until the exercise was introduced. Trying to make decisions under pressure of an occupation or a relationship specifically when you are under immense stress creates many problems.
Usually one of the first difficulties of making a correct decision under a group participation environment was eliminating the other participants' negative feelings, but more climacteric was discerning what all parties were experiencing emotionally. The simple solution to this problem was discovered after the exercise was designed. Simply, all one had to do was implement the exercise for all those party to the final result.
As an example presume the problem stemmed from a potentially failing relationship. All you have to do is complete the exercise for yourself and then with as little bias as possible complete the exercise for the other party. Upon completing the exercise for both parties and ending up with two Corrective Emotion Totals, then adding the totals to end with one Corrective Emotion, you will find whatever the Corrective Emotion is and, upon implementing the corrective emotion during the exact moment the event takes place, you will find that the end-result will always prove positive.
The combination exercise procedure can be used for any circumstance. If by chance the other people involved in the decision are familiar with the exercise and actually complete the exercise for themselves, the results will actually be extremely helpful to all those concerned.
A major food distributor in Canada has been using the exercise for their sales staff. Each and every morning the employees complete the exercise. The management, using the completed results, calculates the mean emotional Corrective Emotion and has found that the sales results for the day corresponded to the level of response. Inevitably if the end-result was in the positive emotion section the sales figures showed an increase in productivity. On the other hand if the end-result was in the negative emotion position the sales figure showed a decline in projected sales.
Furthermore what also was discovered was that once the employees utilized the exercise over a period of time, those who showed a positive corrective emotion end-result were the leaders for the day, while those who showed a negative corrective end-result were the ones who did not perform. It was further discovered that the range of performance also was attributed to the position of each corrective emotion end-result. As an example we are all now aware that each emotion has a mathematical connotation. The further up the scale the participant was (in either direction) the more pronounced the final results were.
The best part of using the exercise for this particular company was as time progressed a more harmonious balance developed in the company. While there are still those operating in a negative mode, the employees who showed positive corrective end-results stimulated those with negative corrective results by encouraging them to reverse their negative positions. By so doing the company has recorded substantially higher year-end sales figures than projected. The company, who previously had a high turnover of staff has now found their employees have no wish to seek other positions outside the company mainly because of the positive emotional working conditions.
On a more personal basis, information has been received that a number of people have found using the exercise has eliminated the problem of choosing a mate or a business partner. Solely by using the exercise prior to making a choice between one or more people, it was discovered upon completing the exercise for both parties, if the corrective emotion was positive the result was also positive. If on the other hand the result was a negative corrective emotion, the participants chose not to partake in whichever endeavor they were considering. Some participants who completed the exercise and heeded the end-results felt that the decision they arrived at, such as in which direction they should go, was one they would not have made on their own, but probably would have been made at a later date when all the facts were known. Ironically had they not completed the exercise they felt that they could have made a mistake and followed through to a negative relationship. Some participants felt that using the exercise reduced the needless waste of time discovering they had made an incorrect choice. There were although, some who did not heed the exercise end-result and found that the relationship they began, faltered.
Over a period of time an interesting observation was made. By calculating the exercise daily and keeping a graph (see below) of the end-results a number of people discovered an accurate bio-rhythm analysis had been calculated. During the high positive emotion period on their graph they found their personal performance capabilities were at their highest. Or in other words when the graph showed a high positive emotion arc they felt their personal endeavors were also quite satisfactory. On the other hand when the graph indicated a high negative arc the stress experienced was substantial.
After a number of months of activity calculating the exercise daily it was also ascertained over a period of time that they became more aware of their personal emotions and were less likely to be contaminated by psychological traps.
There are numbers of other uses for the exercise and the only limitation is one's lack of imagination. As mentioned previously life is not fatalistic, but in the next chapter we will discover we are all born with a specific genetic emotion which will govern our life prior to the moment of birth and will plague us until our death. The next segment is extremely significant. There are many times when we all find ourselves slightly overcome with negative events. Negative events are attractive to us by our lack of knowledge of the events and the effect our subconscious personality has on our future power of choice and existence.

Library No EGC-2-811992-B

Copyright © Earl Gordon Curley 1981.

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FIRST EDITION August 1981.

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