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Listening to your gut or "just doing what feels right" may not be the best way to make a decision.
According to a series of studies where managers tried to detect an interviewee's emotions, they were able to assess the situation more accurately when they thought systematically than when they just relied on intuition.
Anger is an activating emotion. It simplifies thinking. Angry people are inclined to blame people rather than society or fate. They take risks without considering the danger of those risks. They are more likely to rely on stereotypes.
Anger can put you in the game to act, but it is also important to think.
People with a positive mood put more faith in the length of a message rather than the quality.
Sadness promotes systematic thought. However, it can keep you busy with analyzing the options without making a decision. Sadness also makes you more impatient.
Since no mood can put you in the perfect frame of mind to make decisions, you can try to keep them from influencing your thought processes.
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A study found that people feel less sad if the feeling of sadness is personified, as it leads to a certain distance between the person and the emotion.
By imagining that Sadness is a person, the sad person becomes detached from his/her sadness.
They can picture the sadness to have human traits or mannerisms, leading to an internal regulation of that particular emotion.
While this approach of humanizing the emotion appears to work for sadness, it can make a happy person less happy, if that feeling is humanized.
Other complex emotions like guilt and embarrassment may have any kind of effect and are yet to be studied.