Problem

Unpleasantness


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Awfulness
Chagrin
Contrariety
Disagreeableness
Discomfort
Discomposure
Discontentment
Dismay
Distaste
Dolorousness
Grimness
Grossness
Harshness
Hideousness
Infelicity
Joylessness
Mournfulness
Noisome
Pestiferousness
Shock
Sorrow
Sufferance
Tedium
Tiresomeness
Torment
Torture
Tortuousness
Tribulation
Trouble
Ugliness
Unbearableness
Uncomfortableness
Undesirableness
Uneasiness
Unhappiness
Vexation
Vileness
Wearisomeness
Woe
Worry
Wound
Nature:

Suffering, or pain in a broad sense, may be an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual. Suffering is the basic element that makes up the negative valence of affective phenomena. The opposite of suffering is pleasure or happiness.

Suffering is often categorized as physical or mental. It may come in all degrees of intensity, from mild to intolerable. Factors of duration and frequency of occurrence usually compound that of intensity. Attitudes toward suffering may vary widely, in the sufferer or other people, according to how much it is regarded as avoidable or unavoidable, useful or useless, deserved or undeserved.

Suffering occurs in the lives of sentient beings in numerous manners, often dramatically. As a result, many fields of human activity are concerned with some aspects of suffering. These aspects may include the nature of suffering, its processes, its origin and causes, its meaning and significance, its related personal, social, and cultural behaviors, its remedies, management, and uses.

Broader Problems:
Feeling*complex
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
21.10.2019 – 18:38 CEST