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Dwarf psychology is not all that complex - various events cause dwarves to gain 'thoughts'. Thoughts have a happiness/unhappiness value. The value of all the thoughts a particular dwarf has is simply summed to determine how happy or unhappy they are. If dwarves are particularly unhappy, they may throw tantrums, and may enter fell or macabre strange moods.

To view a dwarf's thoughts, press v on the dwarf. Then press p(preferences) -> z -> enter.
Now you will see descriptions on how the dwarf feels (Ecstatic, happy, content, unhappy, miserable), and what recent events made an impact on the dwarf. There are also some personal traits listed on the bottom.

Contents

[edit] Happy thoughts

A catalog of happy thoughts:

  • "Slept in a (good) quality bedroom recently"
  • "Dined in a (good) quality dining room lately"
  • "Had a pretty decent/fine/good/wonderful/truly decadent drink/meal lately" -boosted by food pref?
  • "Is quite pleased with making an artifact" - huge boost
  • "Admired a fine craft/furniture/building lately"
  • "Admired a own fine craft/furniture/building lately" -both of these boosted by material pref.
  • "Made a friend recently"
  • "Talked with a friend lately"
  • "Talked with the spouse lately"
  • "Talked with a parent lately" -Child
  • "Was comforted by a pet recently"
  • "Received water/food recently"
  • "Gave somebody water/food lately"
  • "Was comforted by a lovely waterfall lately" - Mist from falling water
  • "Has been rescued recently" - Wounded
  • "Was able to rest and recuperate lately" - Wounded
  • "Made a satisfying acquisition lately."
  • "Has been satisfied at work lately" -boosted by preferences
  • "Had a satisfying sparring session lately"
  • "Pleased to have a mandate deadline met lately" - you are treating the nobles wrong, they get cocky
  • "Conducted a meeting in a great setting recently"
  • "Was honored to join the Fortress Guard"
  • "Took joy in slaughter lately"
  • "Beat somebody with a hammer recently" - Hammerer
  • "Was glad to have punishment delayed recently" - Criminal
  • "Is happy to be free" - criminal after his sentence ended
  • "Was very pleased to receive a higher rank of nobility recently" - Count
  • "Was very happy to be elected mayor recently" - Mayor
  • "Was satisfied to bring up job scarcity in a meeting lately" - after a meeting at the manager's office
  • "Cried on somebody in charge lately and felt a little/lot better afterwards" - result of an unhappy dwarf using mayor's consoler skill.
  • "Shouted at someone in charge recently, and felt better afterwards" - result of an unhappy dwarf using mayor's pacifier skill.

[edit] Unhappy thoughts

A catalog of unhappy thoughts:

  • "Slept without a bed / Slept in the mud"
  • "Slept without a decent room lately"
  • "Ate in poor dining room recently" - Noble
  • "Slept uneasily due to noise recently"
  • "Was awoken by noise while sleeping lately"
  • "Complained of the lack of chairs / tables"
  • "Was upset to be wearing old/tattered clothing lately" -removed/deferred for later versions
  • "Complained about the draft"
  • "Complained of thirst lately"
  • "Has been dehydrated"
  • "Has been starving lately"
  • "Was upset at having given aid to someone lately" -personality trait
  • "Lost a good friend/husband/wife/child"
  • "Had a miscarriage recently" - Married female
  • "Was knocked out during a cave-in lately"
  • "Sustained minor injuries lately"
  • "Was annoyed by vermin"
  • "Has been accosted by terrible vermin" -personal dislike
  • "Was disgusted by miasma"
  • "Has been annoyed by flies"
  • "Was nauseated by the sun lately"
  • "Has witnessed death"
  • "Is depressed about being confined"
  • "Was unhappy with the lack of work last season"
  • "Was unable to make suggestions about work allocations lately" - Manager
  • "Was unable to find someone to complain to about job scarcity lately"
  • "Was shouted at by an unhappy citizen lately" - After counselling an unhappy dwarf
  • "Was upset to have disappointed a noble recently" - Tax Collector
  • "Was misinformed about a room for tax collection recently" - Tax Collector
  • "Was worried not to have adequate protection lately" - Tax Collector
  • "Was upset by having a mandate ignored lately" (heh, noble gets what's coming to him!)
  • "Conducted a meeting in an awful setting recently" - Mayor
  • "Was angered that nobody could be punished for a recent failure" - Noble
  • "Was upset/flattened/shattered/enraged/traumatized/utterly traumatized by a lesser's pretentious sleeping/dining/office/burial arrangements lately" - Noble
  • "Has been evicted lately"
  • "Formed a grudge recently"
  • "Was caught in the rain lately"

[edit] The mechanics of thoughts

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A dwarf's emotional state is quantified in a single number. This number is computed by summing the modifier for each thought the dwarf is currently remembering. Each thought lasts one year, and after half a year has passed since gaining a thought, the modifier is halved, rounding away from zero (so 7 halved would be 4 and -9 halved would be -5). There is no way to tell the age of a thought.

The resulting number is then used in this table:

Number Happiness
150 or more ecstatic
125 to 149 happy
75 to 124 quite content
51 to 74 fine
26 to 50 unhappy
1 to 25 very unhappy
0 miserable

The method by which one is chosen for thoughts with multiple negative bonus possibilities is presently unknown. It appears that some are merely incremented for each occurrence. Others apparently are chosen by the severity of the incident that caused the thought.

[edit] Thoughts Experienced

There are 217 thoughts that a dwarf can experience in this version of Dwarf Fortress. Many of these thoughts never actually occur, but are placeholders for things that have yet to be implemented (or were present in earlier versions but subsequently removed):

Thoughts marked as "Tragedy" have their happiness penalties reduced based on how hardened the dwarf has become - somebody who "doesn't care about anything anymore" will receive the minimum penalty listed.

Thoughts marked as "Outdoors" have their happiness penalties reduced based on how much the dwarf enjoys working outdoors - somebody who "likes working outdoors and grumbles only mildly at inclement weather" will receive the minimum penalty listed.

Index Value Thought Notes
0 -50/-30/-20/-10 had a miscarriage recently Tragedy
1 -10 has been evicted lately
2 -5 has been tired lately
3 -30 has been exhausted lately
4 -5 has complained of hunger lately
5 -5 has complained of thirst lately
6 -30 has been starving lately
7 -30 has been dehydrated lately
8 -10 was worried by the scarcity of royal guards lately
9 -10 was worried by the scarcity of fortress guards lately
10 -10 was worried by the scarcity of cages and chains lately
11 -30/-20/-10/-5 has been attacked lately Tragedy
12 -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by the dead lately
12a -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by a dead pet lately
12b -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by a dead spouse lately
12c -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by own dead mother lately
12d -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by own dead father lately
12j -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by a dead lover lately
12l -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by a dead sibling lately
12m -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by own dead child lately
12n -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by a dead friend lately
12o -50/-30/-20/-10 has been attacked by a dead and still annoying acquaintance lately
13 -5 was unable to reach a room for tax collection lately
14 -5 was misinformed about a room for tax collection lately
15 -10 was upset that the tax collection didn't go smoothly lately
16 -5 has been taxed recently
17 -10 has lost property to the Royal Guard recently
18 -10 was upset to have disappointed a noble lately
19 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 has complained of the lack of chairs lately Based on desired dining room quality, base index 2; if no desired dining room quality, maximum outdoor preference reduces this to index 1
20 -2 has complained of the crowded tables lately
21 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 has complained of the lack of dining tables lately Based on desired dining room quality, base index 1
22 -30/-20/-10 was forced to eat vermin to survive lately Outdoors
23 -50 was forced to eat a beloved creature to survive lately
24 -1000 was forced to eat a treasured pet to survive lately Drops to -100
25 -5/-3/-2 has complained of the lack of a well lately Outdoors
26 -10/-5/-3 has complained of the nasty water lately Outdoors
27 -30/-20/-10/-5 was forced to drink slime lately Tragedy
28 -30/-20/-10/-5 was forced to drink vomit lately Tragedy
29 -30/-20/-10/-5 was forced to drink (contaminated) water lately Tragedy
30 -2 slept uneasily due to noise lately
31 -5 slept very uneasily due to noise lately
32 -10 was woken by noise while sleeping lately
33 -10 was worried not to have adequate protection lately
34 -30 has complained about the draft lately
35 -30 was upset about being relieved from duty
36 -30 was upset about being expelled from the Royal Guard
37 -20 was upset about being expelled from the Fortress Guard
38 -200/x has suffered the travesty of art defacement Based on number of masterworks produced
39 -5/-3/-2 has been annoyed by flies Outdoors
40 -30/-20/-10 has been accosted by terrible vermin Outdoors
41 -10/-5/-3 saw something unpleasant in a cage recently Outdoors
42 -10/-5/-3 saw something unpleasant in a pond recently Outdoors
43 -30/-20/-10/-5 has witnessed death Tragedy
44 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a pet recently Tragedy
45 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a pet recently Tragedy
46 -50/-30/-20/-10 accidentally killed somebody in a fit of rage recently Tragedy
47 -50/-30/-20/-10 killed somebody by accident while sparring recently Tragedy
48 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a spouse to tragedy recently Tragedy
49 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a friend to tragedy recently Tragedy
50 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a sibling to tragedy recently Tragedy
51 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a child to tragedy recently Tragedy
52 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a mother to tragedy recently Tragedy
53 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a father to tragedy recently Tragedy
54a -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a pet Tragedy
54b -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a spouse Tragedy
54c -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a mother Tragedy
54d -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a father Tragedy
54j -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a lover Tragedy
54l -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a sibling Tragedy
54m -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a child Tragedy
54n -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of a friend Tragedy
54o -20/-10/-5/-3 was forced to endure the decay of an annoying acquaintance Tragedy
55 -10 ate rotten food lately
56 -10 drank something spoiled lately
57a -10/-5/-3/-2 was grumbling about long patrol duty lately Tragedy
57b -20/-10/-6/-4 was depressed by long patrol duty lately Tragedy
57c -30/-15/-9/-6 was angered by long patrol duty lately Tragedy
57d -40/-20/-12/-8 was enraged by long patrol duty lately Tragedy
58 -10/-5/-3/-2 was disgusted by a bloody mist lately Tragedy
59 -10/-5/-3/-2 was disgusted by a miasma lately Tragedy
60 -5/-3/-2 choked on smoke underground lately Outdoors
61 -5/-3/-2 choked on dust underground lately Outdoors
62 -20/-10/-5/-3 was knocked out during a cave-in lately Tragedy
63 -50/-30/-20/-10/-5/-3 was embarrassed to have to conduct an official meeting in a dining room Based on desired office quality
64 -50/-30/-20/-10/-5/ was very embarrassed to have to conduct an official meeting in a bedroom Based on desired office quality
65 -50/-30/-20/-10 was incredibly embarrassed not to have any rooms lately Based on desired office quality
66 -30/-20/-10/-5 sustained major injuries recently Tragedy
67 -20/-10/-5/-3 sustained minor injuries recently Tragedy
68 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept in the mud recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 6/3/1 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
69 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept in the grass recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 4/2/1 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
70 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept in the dirt recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 4/2/1 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
71 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept on rocks recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 3/1/0 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
72 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept on a rough cave floor recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 2/1/0 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
73 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept on the floor recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 1/0/0 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
74 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept on ice recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 4/2/1 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
75 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept on a pile of driftwood recently Based on desired bedroom quality; if none, Outdoors index 5/2/1 with additional +1 if not a soldier or hunter
76 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 slept without a proper room recently Based on desired bedroom quality; base index 1 if not a soldier or hunter
77 -20 slept in a horribly substandard bedroom recently
78 -10 slept in a horrible bedroom recently
79 -5 slept in an awful bedroom recently
80 -3 slept in a very poor bedroom recently
81 -2 slept in a poor bedroom recently
82 -30 conducted a meeting in a horribly substandard setting recently
83 -20 conducted a meeting in a horrible setting recently
84 -10 conducted a meeting in an awful setting recently
85 -5 conducted a meeting in a very poor setting recently
86 -3 conducted a meeting in a poor setting recently
87 -20 dined in a horribly substandard dining room recently
88 -10 dined in a horrible dining room recently
89 -5 dined in an awful dining room recently
90 -3 dined in a very poor dining room recently
91 -2 dined in a poor dining room recently
92 0/-2/-3/-5/-10/-20/-30 dined without a proper dining room recently Based on desired dining room quality
93 -3/-5/-10/-20/-30/-50 worried greatly about not having a tomb after gaining another year Based on desired office quality; due to a bug, though, this thought never happens anyways
94 -30 worried about having a horribly substandard tomb after gaining another year
95 -20 worried about having a horrible tomb after gaining another year
96 -10 worried about having an awful tomb after gaining another year
97 -5 worried about having a very poor tomb after gaining another year
98 -3 worried about having a poor tomb after gaining another year
99 -10 was greatly angered at the state of demands recently
100 -5 was very angered at the state of demands recently
101 -3 was angered at the state of demands recently
102 -3 was upset by not having enough chests lately
103 -3 was upset by not having enough cabinets lately
104 -3 was upset by not having enough armor stands lately
105 -3 was upset by not having enough weapon racks lately
106 -3/-2/0 was upset to be wearing old clothing lately Outdoors
107 -5/-3/-2 was upset to be wearing tattered clothing lately Outdoors
108 -10/-5/-3 was very upset to have worn clothes rot away lately Outdoors
109 -20/-10/-5 was very embarrassed to be uncovered lately Outdoors
110 -10/-5/-3 was embarrassed to have no shirt lately Outdoors
111 -10/-5/-3 was embarrassed to have no shoes lately Outdoors
112 -20/-10/-5 was very embarrassed to be uncloaked lately Outdoors
113 -3/-2/0 was caught in the rain recently Outdoors
114 -3/-2/0 was caught in a snow storm recently Outdoors
115 -4 * severity was (put off/flustered/upset/very upset/greatly upset/angered/enraged/shattered/traumatized/utterly traumatized) by a lesser's pretentious (office/sleeping/dining/burial) arrangements lately
116 -50 was unable to find an available hammer lately
117 -5 was upset by having a mandate ignored lately
118 -3 was upset by having a mandate deadline missed lately
119 -5 was upset by having a request ignored lately
120 -10 was angered that nobody could be punished for a recent failure
121 -5 was upset that a criminal could not be properly punished
122 -5 was upset by the delayed punishment of a criminal
123 -10/-5/-3/-2 was beaten recently Tragedy
124 -20/-10/-5/-3 was beaten with a hammer recently Tragedy
125 -10 is depressed about being confined
126 -10 was unhappy with the amount of available work last season
127 -20 had a terrifying nightmare about an army of the dead
128 +x admired a (fine/very fine/splendid/wonderful/completely sublime) (building) lately x == min(5, (buildvalue/128) + 1)
129 +2x admired own (fine/very fine/splendid/wonderful/completely sublime) (building) lately x == min(5, (buildvalue/128) + 1)
130 +2x admired a (fine/very fine/splendid/wonderful/completely sublime) tastefully arranged (building) lately x == min(5, (buildvalue/128) + 1)
131 +4x admired own (fine/very fine/splendid/wonderful/completely sublime) tastefully arranged (building) lately x == min(5, (buildvalue/128) + 1)
132 +3 was comforted by a wonderful creature in a cage recently
133 +3 was comforted by a wonderful creature in a pond recently
134 +5 was pleased by having a request approved lately
135 +20 was glad to have punishment reduced recently
136 +20 was glad to have punishment delayed recently
137 +5 beat somebody recently
138 +5 beat somebody with a hammer recently
139 +20 was honored to join the Royal Guard
140 +10 was honored to join the Fortress Guard
141 +5 has been satisfied at work lately
142 +10 was happy to have pleased a noble lately
143 +1000 is quite pleased with making an artifact
144 +10 made a satisfying acquisition lately
145 +10 adopted a new pet recently
146 +10 took joy in slaughter lately
147 +2 ate a pretty decent meal lately
148 +3 ate a fine dish lately
149 +5 ate a wonderful dish lately
150 +10 ate a truly decadent dish lately
151 +20 ate a legendary meal lately
152 +2 had a pretty decent drink lately
153 +3 had a fine drink lately
154 +5 had a wonderful drink lately
155 +10 had a truly decadent drink lately
156 +20 had a legendary drink lately
157 +5 was comforted by a pet lately
158 +5 saw a beloved creature lately
159 +10 was pleased to have a mandate deadline met lately
160 +2 talked with somebody lately
160a +2 talked with a pet lately
160b +2 talked with the spouse lately
160c +2 talked with mother lately
160d +2 talked with father lately
160j +2 talked with a lover lately
160l +2 talked with a sibling lately
160m +2 talked with a child lately
160n +2 talked with a friend lately
160o -2 was forced to talk to somebody annoying lately
161 +5 made a friend recently
162 +10 was pleased that the tax collection went smoothly lately
163 +5 was comforted by a lovely waterfall lately
164 +30 conducted a meeting in a setting worthy of legends recently
165 +20 conducted a meeting in a fantastic setting recently
166 +10 conducted a meeting in a great setting recently
167 +5 conducted a meeting in a very good setting recently
168 +3 conducted a meeting in a good setting recently
169 +20 dined in a legendary dining room recently
170 +10 dined in a fantastic dining room recently
171 +5 dined in a great dining room recently
172 +3 dined in a very good dining room recently
173 +2 dined in a good dining room recently
174 +20 slept in a bedroom like a personal palace recently
175 +10 slept in a fantastic bedroom recently
176 +5 slept in a great bedroom recently
177 +3 slept in a very good bedroom recently
178 +2 slept in a good bedroom recently
179 +10 was greatly pleased at the state of demands recently
180 +5 was very pleased at the state of demands recently
181 +3 was pleased at the state of demands recently
182 +30 celebrated having a legendary tomb after gaining another year
183 +20 celebrated having a fantastic tomb after gaining another year
184 +10 celebrated having a great tomb after gaining another year
185 +5 celebrated having a very good tomb after gaining another year
186 +3 celebrated having a good tomb after gaining another year
187 +20 enjoyed starting a fist fight recently
188 +20 enjoyed smashing up a building recently
189 +10 enjoyed toppling something over recently
190 +5 enjoyed throwing something recently
191 +10 had a satisfying sparring session recently
192 +1000 is happy to be free
193 -20 was nauseated by the sun lately
194 -10 was irritated by the sun lately
195 +10 was able to rest and recuperate lately
196 +10 received water recently
197 +10 received food recently
198 +10 was rescued recently
199a -10 was unable to find somebody to complain to about job scarcity lately
199b -10 was unable to make suggestions about work allocations lately
199c -10 wwas unable to request weapon production lately
199d -10 was unable to find somebody on charge to yell at lately
199e -10 was unable to find somebody on charge to cry on lately
200d -6/-4/-3/-2 was yelled at by an unhappy citizen lately Tragedy
200e -6/-4/-3/-2 was cried on by an unhappy citizen lately Tragedy
201a +10 was satisfied to bring up job scarcity in a meeting lately
201b +10 was able to make suggestions about work allocations lately
201c +10 was glad to request weapon production lately
201d +x had a cathartic experience yelling at somebody in charge lately
yelled at somebody in charge lately and felt (fantastic/great/a lot better/better/a little better) afterward
yelled at somebody in charge lately (but only got angrier)
x = min(severity / 20, 100)
201e +x had a cathartic experience crying on somebody in charge lately
cried on somebody in charge lately and felt (fantastic/great/a lot better/better/a little better) afterward
cried on somebody in charge lately (but only felt more depressed)
x = min(severity / 20, 100)
202 +30 was very happy to be elected mayor recently
203 +30 was very happy to be re-elected mayor recently
204 +30 was very satisfied to be chosen as the expedition leader recently
205 +30 was very pleased to receive a higher rank of nobility recently
206 +30 was proud to have become a mayor recently
207 +20/+10/+5/+3/0/-3/-5/-10/-20 was (overjoyed to be/happy to have been/pleased to have been) able to give somebody water lately
gave somebody water lately
(was irritated at/was unhappy at/has suffered the pain of) having to give somebody water lately
Varies based on ALTRUISM personality trait
208 +20/+10/+5/+3/0/-3/-5/-10/-20 was (overjoyed to be/happy to have been/pleased to have been) able to give somebody food lately
gave somebody food lately
(was irritated at/was unhappy at/has suffered the pain of) having to give somebody food lately
Varies based on ALTRUISM personality trait
209 +20/+10/+5/+3/0/-3/-5/-10/-20 was (overjoyed to be/happy to have been/pleased to have been) able to help somebody to bed lately
brought somebody to bed lately
(was irritated at/was unhappy at/has suffered the pain of) having to haul somebody to bed lately
Varies based on ALTRUISM personality trait
210 +1000 gave birth to (children) recently
211a +250 got married recently
211i +250 became caught up in a new romance recently
211k +100 gained (a) sibling(s) recently
211l +500 became a parent of (children) recently
212 -5 formed a grudge recently
213 -50/-30/-20/-10 has lost a lover to tragedy recently Tragedy
214 -10/-6/-4/-2 * x (has lost/was just a little happy to lose/was happy to lose/was thrilled to lose) an annoying acquaintance to tragedy recently Tragedy; x intended to range from -5 to +5 based on SYMPATHY personality trait but does not due to bug
215 -5 has been tired of eating the same old food lately
216 -5 has been tired of drinking the same old booze lately
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