Sadness – Sense of sympathy, sorrow, grief, despair. Facilitates social bonding, processes traumatic experience. Mourns the loss of relationship, life or vitality.
We can all experience Sadness. However, some characters seem to experience the emotion so routinely that it dictates their personality and behavior. While most of the actors below are crying, I don’t believe all Sadness-dominant personalities cry necessarily. They might be stoic ponderers, philosophers or romantics. They are often devoted caretakers, nurturers or martyrs, even. They may pour over books. Their favorite film genres include fantasy, romance, and drama. They gravitate toward the arts and humanities. Their favorite element is water. They love the ocean, the moon, rain, and, of course, the color blue 😉
My archetypal image of the emotion isn’t precisely the same as yours, of course, but perhaps it’s close? Here are some characters I believe lead with the emotion, Sadness, if Inside Out were to extend to their movie universes…
Which characters would you add or delete? How close is my definition of Sadness to yours?