People can find self-analysis of their emotions difficult, especially if they have suppressed them for long periods of time. It may be hard for people to accurately recognize their emotions and even more difficult to understand why they are feeling them.
However, self-analysis is a vital skill to learn and develop for good emotional intelligence.
A good starting point is to be aware of your values, which can also be thought of as your own personal “Moral Compass” These values have an emotional value to us, which therefore means that many emotional responses come from some action or event that touches on those values. If you are aware of your values, you can quickly see why you may have had a particularly emotional reaction to an event or a person.