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Inside Out Analysis

According to The Wall Street Journal, Inside Out is about an 11-year-old Riley who is loving her life in her hometown of Minnesota, but when she is faced with the idea of moving to San Francisco, Riley and her emotions are faced with the ultimate challenge of adapting to the new city and what it has to offer. Riley’s emotions are imaginary characters that live inside of her own head and control how she feels and what she does on the outside of her head. The emotions consist of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust and are represented exactly like their names.

Pete Docter, the story creator, says that he had the movie idea when his daughter Elie was a “happy and fun spirited” person until she started to move to a “more quiet and more reclusive” child. He also states that he was like this when he was a child. When he started to get older he believed that he had little emotions in his head that controlled how he felt; just like Inside Out. Docter spoke to a neurologists named Freud Jungtin who said that most neurologists would break up the mind and emotions into categories just like this and that “the mind is very different, and research for the film was essential in the making”.

Inside Out is directly related to how people deal with emotions every day, our mental and emotional health, and the psychology of the human being. Most people notice when they’re walking on Times Square that many citizens are mad, depressed, happy, etc. That’s because all of the people have different ways of dealing with emotions. To explain, when people are faced with stress or any other unexplained event happening in their life, they usually respond angry and depressed towards it, but some people are very over-joyed by the opportunity.

In Inside Out, Riley is trying out for her new hockey team in San Francisco and when she doesn’t do so well, that’s when the anger emotion in her head takes over. Some people do not deal with emotions very well and when faced with trouble, always seem to be the ones that are depressed or angry all the time. When you see a person who is happy and energetic, they know exactly how to manage the emotions in their head and that’s how they stay happy. According to www. thefreedictionary. com, emotions is another word for mental state which some people have a sensitive mental state and some don’t.

All over the world, every person has a different way of dealing with emotions every day and you can sometimes notice it by their facial expression. Mental and emotional health are probably the most important contributors to the well-being of a human being. According to http://www. ripsych. org/ who says that mental health improves the quality of life states that “When we are free of depression, anxiety, excessive stress and worry, addictions, and other psychological problems, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest”.

One of my favorite quotes of all time is “peace of mind is a natural condition and is available to everyone”. The two quotes above show evidence that a person’s mental and emotional health is very critical in the mental state of a person. Emotions control our mental state and whether you’re having a lot of stress or anger build up, so is your mental state, therefore, making your emotions harder to control. I remember in Inside Out when Joy and Sadness got lost in the conscious of Riley, the other emotions at headquarters had to figure out what to do.

The emotions, later on, made Riley run away from home. In other words, when you lose all happiness in life, you mental and emotional health are affected negatively to the events. Mental and emotional health is without a doubt the aspect you should try to improve each and every day of your life. The psychology of human being is most described as the representation the person itself. The definition of psychology is “the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context”.

The definition above just goes to show you that a lot of people are interested in how the mind functions of a human work. It’s always been a question of mine about how 3 pounds of tissue can control what a person does and what they feel. To bring back Inside Out, Riley also has a few “islands” in the back of her head called Family Island, Friendship Island, Hockey Island and Goofball Island. These islands control what the island is called; Family Island controls the internal affairs between her family.

Some psychologist come to the conclusion that Inside Out is a somewhat accurate descriptions of how the human brain is dealt with. Brian Hoover from the University of North Carolina states that ‘whenever a person has situation in which they feel one of the five emotions, that certain emotion basically takes over the brain and what it does”. He also gives an example in which a boy is tripped purposely by another classmate during recess. He claims that the anger emotion takes over his brain and the boy cannot do anything about it, so when each emotion is activated, that emotions takes over the brain.

Psychology of a human is a very complicated, but interesting to some people. Inside Out is a good movie and if I had to rate it, I would rate it a ten out of ten. I cannot believe that nobody else has thought of a movie idea like this. The movie is a precise explanation of what happens inside your brain and how each of your emotions act. The end of the movie is just like every other Pixar movie; a happy ending in which Joy and Sadness return to headquarters and start to rebuild the mess they’ve made.

Every day, just think for maybe a minute about what emotion is controlling your head at that very moment. The second day of watching Inside Out, I began to feel sad for whatever reason it was and I thought to myself “you see what this movie does to me? ”. I thought it was pretty funny how much of an influence that the movie had on me and maybe other people in the classroom. If you have not watched Inside Out, the movie can give you an idea about what emotions you have inside your brain and how each and every person deal with them differently.

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