Now that we’ve gotten through the differences between the the analogy vs. metaphor, let’s dive deeper into one of them – analogies – and one specific thing that could be better explained by such analogies—feelings.
7 Analogies for Feelings, for 7 Different People Types
For the sport lover:
Feelings are like a quarterback calling plays on the football field; he’s trying to send a specific message, but it’s up to the rest of the team to correctly hear that message, and execute.
For the rock star:
Feelings are like a song that’s stuck in your head; you wanted it around when the song was novel and fresh, but can’t get it out fast enough once the tune starts to sour.
For the artist:
Feelings are like a palette of color; they’re all there, available for choosing, but we are accustomed and comfortable with painting only a select few.
For the movie lover:
Feelings are like the movie you’ve seen multiple times; you’ve watched it all unfold before, but sometimes, inexplicably, you’re left expecting a different outcome.
For the parent:
Feelings are like children; you don’t want them constantly in your face, but don’t want them to never come out of their room either.
For the nature lover:
Feelings are like keeping bees; you want activity in the hive, but you’ll often regret stirring it up inorganically.
For the chef:
Feelings are like grilling; you need a lit flame to cook food, but a roaring fire usually leaves you burned.
Thoughts? Any more you can come up with that you feel are worthy of adding?