Disgust is a character in Inside Out. She is the green Emotion and one of the five Emotions inside the mind of Riley, along with Joy, Fear, Anger and Sadness. The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their Riley, with five emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust—embodied by less happy—when they're not able to meet those standards all the time.
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So for parents and teachers who want to discuss Inside Out with children, here we have distilled four of its main insights into our emotional lives, along with some of the research that backs them up. And a warning, lest we rouse your Anger: There are a number of spoilers below.
But by the end of the film, Joy—like Riley, and the audience—learns that there is much, much more to being happy than boundless positivity. This reflects the way that a lot of leading emotion researchers see happiness.
The authors of this study suggest that feeling a variety of specific emotions may give a person more detailed information about a particular situation, thus resulting in better behavioral choices—and potentially greater happiness.
For example, in a pivotal moment in the film, Riley allows herself to feel sadness, in addition to fear and anger, about her idea of running away from home; as a result, she decides not to go through with her plan.
And all the research and press about the importance of happiness in recent years can make this message that much more potent. Thank goodness emotion researcher June Gruber and her colleagues started looking at the nuances of happiness and its pursuit.
For example, their research suggests that making happiness an explicit goal in life can actually make us miserable. In fact, not only does that strategy fail to bring her happiness, it also seems to make her feel isolated and angry with her parents, which factors into her decision to run away from home.
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But critically, prioritizing positivity does not require avoiding or denying negative feelings or the situations that cause them—the kind of single-minded pursuit of happiness that can be counter-productive. At one time or another, many of us have probably wondered what purpose sadness serves in our lives.
Because Sadness connects deeply with people—a critical component of happiness—and helps Riley do the same. Interestingly, this scene illustrates an important finding from research on happiness, namely that expressions of happiness must be appropriate to the situation. She sometimes gets her way and is obsessed with indifference. She also seizes the moment and keeps careful about people, places and things that come into contact with Riley's eye.
If that is broccoli or fashion trend last year, Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower its standards.
Appearance Disgust is slim, but has a large head and is dressed like a cool girl. She has light green skin, green long hair reaching to the shoulders, green long eyelashes, emerald green eyes, pink eye shadow and painted orchid colored lips.
She wears a pink scarf tied around her neck, a spring green dress without sleeves, a mint green belt with a buckle, forest green tight pants and pink ballet slippers.
She emits a very weak green light that is impossible to see. Trivia According to Pete Docterher appearance is based on that of broccoli, which is what she, Riley, and the other emotions hate and Pete Docter himself, loves.
As shown in concept art, as well as in the first clips shown at the D23 Expo, Disgust was first designed with a purple dress, had longer hair, and did not wear lipstick or have long eyelashes.
Interestingly, while Riley's Disgust ended up having a green dress in the final film, Riley's mom's Disgust has retained a purple dress. Before this, Disgust was supposed to look ugly. This was changed most likely to show that Disgust represents being disgusted instead of being disgusting.
In one of the first concept drawings, Disgust was, in the planning stages, portrayed as a male character during production, but was later switched to a female character.
Disgust's belt buckle is shaped like a capital "D" to represent the first letter in her name.Inside Out - Meet Disgust
Disgust is the dominant Emotion of the Yeast of Eden Server. During a stage where the Emotions all had human names, Disgust was going to be called Nadia or Gretchen. Disgust is the only female emotion to have eyelashes.