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I made an article for Resent and redirected it here, since there was no article for it, and I wanted to know that it means. Luckily I found this article, so I made the Resent article and made it come here since this article explains what it means to Resent someone! RealG187 16:26, 11 January 2007 (UTC) Peace out, Thrill Me !$^@&*$

Don't Merge Resentment and Spite[edit]

These are similar emotions, but they have different causes and different effects: We can harm a stranger in some petty way out of *spite*, but *rensentment* requires a specific wrong or injustice. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:55, 1 March 2009 (UTC).

Resentment and bitterness are different things. I agree that resentment requires a specific wrong or injustice. Bitternesss comes as the result of repeated perceived wrongs or injustices and is an outlook on life.MerryGO19 (talk) 19:08, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Resentment & Love[edit]

According to the Bible, love keeps no record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:5) and resentment kills a fool (Job 5:2). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:00, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Inability vs. Unwillingness[edit]

'The lack of forgiving, the inability to let go and forget' suggests that the person desires to forgive but unable, as in unable to move an arm because of illness, as in failure. This perspective invalidates personal will, and existentialism and I are deeply offended by it. An individual might not forgive out of conscious choice. Changed to 'unwillingness to let go and forget'. Somos (talk) 20:37, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Resentment is merely an emotion, not a position. Forgiveness is a state derived by choice, but you can try to not be resentful all you want and still fail to get rid of the feelings. Resentment is a feeling that encourages unforgiveness, don't get it twisted, but a person can still forgive and feel wronged and annoyed until those emotions are settled in some other fashion. For instance, I can say to myself, "I will not hold their wrong doings against them." while at the same time being cautious not to get hurt again. Even if a buddy owes me money, if he is in need, I'll give it up. I hate that he asks and doesn't even look for a 9-5 job, but I will stay true to my buddy because I love him. I feel resentful because I am human experiencing and emotion, but I forgive him regardless and act like it never happened. Sure, I'd love to see repentance, but to enforce it would be robbing him of temporary stability and eternal self control, so all I can do is encourage the positive. That's the spirit of forgiveness while still having resentment. Shreddd (talk) 10:08, 14 March 2009 (UTC)


Heres the link to the site I will be using as a source. PBGuardsman (talk) 19:49, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Resentment and the emotions it is made of[edit]

In the opener, the second and third sentences seem to contradict each other:

Resentment comprises the three basic emotions of disgust, sadness and surprise -the perception of injustice.[1] Resentment is a mixture of disappointment, anger, and fear.[2]

This sounds to me like "X is A, B, C. X is D, E F." I came to this article to learn about resentment and this immediately confused me. If it's comprised of those three basic emotions, why does the next sentence (and both are cited) state it's made of two other 'basic' emotions and also related to a third that so far hadn't even been elucidated?

AnyyVen (talk) 13:40, 17 September 2016 (UTC)