# Plutchik's emotions from negative to positive

I'm trying to order Plutchik's emotions model from the most negative to the most positive.

These are the emotions in alphabetical order:

anger, anticipation, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, surprise, trust


I didn't find anything online regarding this. Can someone help me?

• I think they are context specific. E.g Disgust, you may assume to be negative but it's evolution & purpose is to keep you alive (avoiding certain foods). Depends on the perspective. – Bournebee Feb 16 at 20:29
• Why do you think they should have an ordering from negative to positive? – Bryan Krause Feb 18 at 0:06
• More generally, it isn't clear that emotions have this dimension at all. For example, check out this great post: psychology.stackexchange.com/a/9500/7001, where the same emotion can be very negative or very positive or anything else inbetween, depending on context. – Arnon Weinberg Feb 19 at 6:42
• @BryanKrause , because of this picture: positivepsychology.com/wp-content/uploads/… , but my problem is that some emotions (e.g. fear and disgust) have the same level of "negative". – Ghanem Feb 19 at 9:49