An anxious mood may shift into an excited mood with a simple change of perspective, and a depressed mood may shift into a happier one upon hearing pleasing news.Moods are typically transient things that shift from moment to moment or day to day, but they can be prolonged states as well which color the whole psychic life for long periods of time.Moods may be happy or sad; energized or sluggish; embodying various combinations of emotional states.Moods consist of feelings as well as the thoughts and judgments that give feelings their meaning.When in a manic state, bipolar people tend to demonstrate a decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, rapid speech (wherein the words won't come out fast enough to keep up with their racing thoughts) and heightened distractibility.Manic individuals typically show poor judgment and impulsivity, and are prone to engaging in risky or dangerous behaviors and activities.There is an ulterior motive for most everything they pull out of their ***** regardless of whether it's your idea or his.
It's my belief that they've ALL all taken theater/drama classes. They never do anything for you without weighing out the benefit they'll stand to gain from it.
Similarly, happy and excited moods are not easily sustainable either, and tend to regress back to a sort of average mood.
Most people can't stay too depressed or too happy for any length of time.
Depression is, more or less, the opposite mood state from mania.
Depression is characterized by feelings of lethargy and lack of energy, a negative outlook on life, low or non-existent self-esteem and self-worth, and a sense that nothing is possible.
Such negative feeling states help depressed people lose confidence in their abilities, become pessimistic about their futures, and (sometimes) conclude that life is no longer worth living.