Emotions are logical, correct and appropriate for what you believe about what is going on (but which may not be 'objective reality'). The big error is believing that one must act on an emotional urge and that the belief-emotion set is a real, existing 'thing' rather than a self-created imagined “construct” and just a biochemicalelectrical sensation.
You create your feelings, no one can make you have them ("make you" be mad, hurt, sad, etc.).
My feelings/emotions from my beliefs:
Must Choose: Do I choose to keep repeating these feelings?
___ Yes, I will do nothing or something insufficient to change my beliefs and feelings.
___ No, I choose to create better feelings, and I will do what it takes to change my beliefs and automatic reactions.
Big categories to use: __Mad, __ Sad, __Glad, __ Scared
Derivatives of the big four: Tense, nervous, etc.
Complex "emotions": Thought(s) and the resultant feeling combined (Guilty = I did "bad" thing and I feel sad.) (Lonely - I'll never be loved, etc., plus scared)
Generality of "valence": Bad, good, so-so (not feelings, they are thought evaluations of the feelings)