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Emotional iceberg worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this page, we will provide you with an Emotional iceberg worksheet. It will help you examine the underlying causes of different emotions.

What is an Emotional iceberg worksheet?

Iceberg is a metaphor primarily used in psychology to describe different emotions and understand what lies beneath covert emotions. Usually, emotional outbursts and negative emotions have two sides, just like an Iceberg, which has two parts, one that is visible and the other which is hidden the same way every emotion has two components overt and the cover. The hidden part is the main component to causes an emotional reaction and turmoil; usually, it includes loneliness, sadness, hurt, disappointment, jealousy, or resentment that can be any other feeling.

How will an Emotional iceberg worksheet help?

You cannot solve any problem or issue until you don’t know how to treat the root cause. The same is the problem with every emotion; you don’t see what lies underneath so much aggression or drama: there may be resentment or abuse. You can not control it until you find out the underlying issues that trigger your negative emotions: hostility, aggression, or any emotional reaction. The worksheet will help you know the underlying causes of your feelings.

Instructions on how to use an Emotional iceberg worksheet

With the help of this worksheet, you will come to know the underlying causes of your negative emotions. Examples of underlying causes are jealousy, sadness, loneliness, and anything that depends on someone.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Cultural Iceberg worksheet

Feelings iceberg worksheet


On this page, we provided you with an Emotional iceberg worksheet. It hopefully helped you examine your underlying causes of different emotions.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.