1. An affective state of consciousness in which joy, anger, fear, hate, etc., is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness. 2. The depth of feeling. 3. Any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, enthusiasm, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by physiological changes, such as increased heartbeat or respiration. These often manifest as, sweating, crying or shaking. 4. Energy in motion. 5. The effort to put someone or something into motion. 6. The connector between mental plans and physical actions. Without emotion, the thoughts cannot translate into actions or results. The Optima Zones are a direct measure or scale of emotion.