Frustrated vs. Disappointed

By Jaxson

  • Frustrated

    In psychology, frustration is a common emotional response to opposition, related to anger, annoyance and disappointment, frustration arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of an individual’s will or goal and is likely to increase when a will or goal is denied or blocked. There are two types of frustration; internal and external. Internal frustration may arise from challenges in fulfilling personal goals, desires, instinctual drives and needs, or dealing with perceived deficiencies, such as a lack of confidence or fear of social situations. Conflict, such as when one has competing goals that interfere with one another, can also be an internal source of frustration and can create cognitive dissonance. External causes of frustration involve conditions outside an individual’s control, such as a physical roadblock, a difficult task, or the perception of wasting time. There are multiple ways individuals cope with frustration such as passive–aggressive behavior, anger, or violence, although frustration may also propel positive processes via enhanced effort and strive. This broad range of potential outcomes makes it difficult to identify the original cause(s) of frustration, as the responses may be indirect. However, a more direct and common response is a propensity towards aggression.

  • Disappointed

    “Disappointed” was the fourth single by the English band Electronic. Like their first single “Getting Away with It” it featured Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys as well as founding members Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner. It was released in June 1992 on Parlophone soon after the demise of Factory Records. The single was even assigned the Factory catalogue number FAC 348, and the logo of the label remained on the artwork.

  • Frustrated (adjective)

    Foiled, stopped, disappointed.

  • Frustrated (adjective)

    Suffering from frustration; dissatisfied, agitated, and/or discontent because one is unable to perform an action or fulfill a desire.

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    Defeated of expectation or hope; let down.

  • Disappointed (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of disappoint

  • Frustrated (adjective)

    feeling or expressing distress and annoyance resulting from an inability to change or achieve something

    “young people get frustrated with the system”

  • Frustrated (adjective)

    unfulfilled sexually

    “jealousies and frustrated passions”

  • Frustrated (adjective)

    (of a person) unable to follow or be successful in a particular career

    “a frustrated actor”

  • Frustrated (adjective)

    prevented from progressing, succeeding, or being fulfilled

    “years of frustrated attempts to regain control of the site”

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one’s hopes or expectations

    “I’m disappointed in you, Mary”

    “thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting”

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    (of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized

    “the rising was a revolution of disappointed hopes”

Oxford Dictionary

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