The Disgust Emotion

This is one of the earliest and most primitive emotions, meaning “We DON’T like canstockphoto16582051something”!

Physical Clues:
Sometimes the eyebrows furrow and the eyes get “squinty”, and the lip can curl with one or both corners going down.  The look is usually unmistakable, even in an infant

What is happening in TSK’s body and brain:
Part of the emotion part of the brain has been activated in the displeasure zones.  As the child gets older, this then goes to other parts of the brain for other actions, like talking or other physical actions.

What to do to help TSK:
The emotion will just happen and there isn’t much you can do about it.

  1. As the child grows up, you can teach him or her what is the correct way to act, when this emotion occurs.
  2. Be a good role model for TSK, when YOU get disgusted.  Be sure you don’t say hurtful things to others or put them down, or do anything that you don’t want TSK to do.