affectivity

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affectivity

[a‚fek′tiv·əd·ē]
(psychology)
The state of being susceptible to emotional stimuli.
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The inner feeling tone of such worlds is likely to be unimaginable to the rest of us; the apprehension and dread they live would be unbearable for most.
Jerome Kagan stipulates that "feeling tone, not the degree of shyness or sociability in his outward persona, is the seminal property that differentiates these temperamental groups [introvert and extrovert] in adolescence" and that "[t]emperament makes a more substantial contribution to feeling tone than to the public personality" (Kagan and Snidman 218).
In accord with the original aesthetic of the haiku, the most successful passages from these poems are often a fine mixture of visual image + (subdued) feeling tone.