Emotional Categories

Interested in learning more about each of Canvs emotional categories? Here's a breakdown and short description of each of Canvs’ 42 unique emotional categories.


Emotional conversation within this category expresses feelings of joy and adoration. It also contains superlative expressions, such as “best” and “excellent".

Examples of Love:


Contains emotional expressions of wildness and extremes. This can range from madness (“insane”), to disbelief at the outcome of events (“no way!”, “I can’t believe this just happened”).

Examples of Crazy:


Contains emotional expressions of satisfaction, but does not reach the same superlative level as Emotional Reactions that fall within “Love”.

Examples of Enjoy:


Contains emotional expressions of anticipation or excitement for a future event. Can be considered an emotional expression of intent (e.g. intent to view a future episode etc.). Excitement is the opposite of Boring.

Examples of Exited:


Contains emotional expressions of humor and levity, such as “Hilarious” and “Lol”.

Examples of Funny:


Contains emotional expressions of intense antipathy or hostility. Can be viewed as a more intense form of Dislike. Hate is the opposite of Love.

Examples of Hate:


Contains emotional expressions about something being beautiful to the senses or otherwise aesthetically pleasing. Beautiful is the opposite of Ugly.

Examples of Beautiful:


Contains emotional expressions of happiness or joviality. Happy is the opposite of Sad.

Examples of Happy:


Emotional conversation within this category expresses feelings of praise and congratulations. 

Examples of Congrats:


Contains emotional expressions of fear and apprehension. Afraid is the opposite of Not Scary.

Examples of Afraid:


Contains emotional expressions of distaste or hostility. Can be viewed as a less intense form of Hate. Dislike is the opposite of Enjoy.

Examples of Dislike:


Contains emotional expressions related to feelings of sorrow or unhappiness. Sad is the opposite of Happy.

Examples of Sad:


Emotional expressions related to hostility and aggression.

Examples of Angry:


Contains emotional expressions of irritation and annoyance.

Examples of Annoying:


Contains emotional expressions of disappointment and unfulfilled expectations.

Examples of Disappointed:


Contains emotions that express a lack of engagement or disinterest in a subject. Boring is the opposite of Excited.

Examples of Boring:


Contains emotional expressions related to the act of crying in response to strong emotions. This emotion is highly contextual and could be indicative of extreme sadness or joy.

Examples of Cried:


Contains emotional expressions that express ambivalence or a lack of emotional certainty about a subject. Unsure also contains expressions of confusion.

Examples of Unsure:


Idiot contains conversation that expresses a lack of intelligence or that something or someone is stupid. Idiot is the opposite of Brilliant.

Examples of Idiot:


Contains emotional expressions related to a lack of social graces and difficulty of interpersonal communication.

Examples of Awkward:


Contains emotional expresses around intelligence and generally smart behavior. Brilliant is the opposite of Idiot.

Examples of Brilliant:


Contains emotional expressions related to savagery and cruelty.

Example of Brutal:


Contains emotional expressions about a subject being strange or divergent from normalcy.

Examples of Weird:


Contains emotional expressions of catching attention, the cultivation of curiosity, and intellectual engagement.

Examples of Interesting:


Contains emotional expressions of unattractiveness or a person’s repulsiveness. Can also be related to appearances or abstract concepts (e.g. “she’s not attractive” or “the mood turned ugly”). Ugly is the opposite of Beautiful.

Examples of Ugly: 


Contains emotional expressions related to a person or object being formidably impressive, heroic in an action-oriented context, or otherwise tough.

Examples of Badass:

Looks Good

Contains emotional expressions that praise the appeal of a person or object. In this context can be considered a less intense form of Beautiful. Looks Good also contains emotional expressions of preliminary approval (e.g. “this trailer looks good”).

Examples of Looks Good:


Contains emotional expressions of sentimentality and nostalgia. Expressions of wistfulness bordering on melancholy (but not sadness) are also contained within this category.

Examples of Sentimental:


Contains emotional expression related to stress and anxiety.

Examples of Nervous:


Contains emotional expressions related to revulsion and repulsiveness.

Examples of Disgusting:


Contains emotional expressions of envy.

Examples of Jealous:


Contains emotional expressions of feeling fortunate, favored, or having good luck. 

Examples of Lucky:


Contains emotional expressions that show concern about someone or something.

Examples of Worried:


Contains emotional expressions of exhilaration and visceral emotional arousal.

Examples of Thrilling:


Contains emotional expressions of embarrassment or shame.

Examples of Embarrassing:


Contains emotional expressions about something lacking authenticity or sincerity, or defining something as not being genuine.  

Examples of Fake:


Emotions within this category express physical reactions to intense emotional stimulus.

Examples of Goosebumps:


Contains emotional expressions of support or encouragement.

Examples of Supportive:

Not Funny

Conversations within this category pertain to a lack of humor or funniness. Not Funny is the opposite of Funny. 


Shorthand for “fuck my life”. This is internet slang used to express self-effacing despair. 

Examples of FML:

Not Scary

Contains emotional expressions of being unafraid or not being fearful of something. Not Scary is the opposite of Afraid.


Emotions within this category pertain to active expressions of extreme anger. It is a more intense form of anger. 

Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions occur when two contrasting emotions are expressed within the same piece of content.

 Mixed Emotions are labeled with both emotions in the platform separated by a slash symbol (e.g. Excited/Hate).


In some of our exports, you will see a column named "other". Other is the sum of all Mixed Emotions categories. Mixed Emotions are combined on these exports to provide greater ease of use.

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