• Maria-Monica POPESCU-MITROI Department for Teaching Training, Polytechnic University of TimiÅŸoara, Romania


unhappiness, stage of life, emotional competencies, adolescence


The scientific approach is based on the analysis of qualitative data obtained by applying the method of stimulating group creativity 6-3-5 on the topic: What is the point of unhappiness? Purpose of the investigation was: identifying ways in which adolescents relate to unhappiness; identifying key aspects (psycho-behavioural indicators) adolescents associate with unhappiness.After the statistical processing of data, we were able to outline the following indicators -  in the negative register: mistrust, psychological imbalance, death, somatic diseases, low performance, vulnerability and vices; and in the positive register: power, growing up, emphasis on the quality of people, reflection on life and self-knowledge, change, managed emotions, appreciation of happiness and creativity. Unhappiness reveals our helplessness or power, brings us to our knees or empowers us, impoverishes and enriches us as people and adolescents seem to know this.


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