We All Want To Gobble Baby Feet
Negative emotions that emerge from intense positive emotions are called dimorphous expressions. Examples include being so happy you cry or wanting to eat a baby that is overwhelmingly adorable. Dimorphous expressions may be a way to balance your emotional state, to prevent a sort of "cute overload."
Key Facts In This Video
Negative reactions often emerge from an overwhelmingly positive emotion; it's called a dimorphous expression. (0:53)
Dimorphous expressions may be a way to normalize your emotional state after intense emotional episodes. (1:33)