Any of the emotions, such as anger, jealousy, indignation, self-pity, and boredom, which are negative in character. They are the principal BUFFERS used by FEATURES and FALSE PERSONALITY to prevent people from seeing and accepting their situation objectively. Because negative emotions are always based on IMAGINATION and IDENTIFICATION, it is possible to eliminate them through long, hard work on oneself, and this is one of the major emphases of Robert Burton's teaching.

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