I think our emotional system has many levels. Each level may have a different method to organize/code and “read” the emotional content of the informational content of the emotion.
I think that our emotions are some of our most complex forms of intelligence. I think that our emotions are the result from multi-intelligence system assessments. Our emotions are the way our multiple-intelligent systems communicate with the entire web of the individual human system.
Unfortunately for our wise emotions, when they surface they have to make their way through limited, man-defined coding systems (e.g. culturally-specific logic models, language, personal thought models, belief networks, etc)
So, this may be how our emotions, in a way get lost in translation or loose their value as they surface.
I have been proposing multispective analysis and the recognition of multiple thought models. My hope is that this may also be a possible way to re-gain the emotional literacy skills that we do posses but through the dumbing down of man-designed systems we have have forgotten.
This is one mental model. There is an infinite number of them. The more we recognize the more we can use to think through possibilities.