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Emotional Reactivity

This is the behavior that makes it difficult to stay positive around negative people. It's where we tend to overreact negatively to normal situations due to stress, exhaustion, or an emotional ...

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How Emotional Reactivity Causes Conflict

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This is the extreme form of emotional reactivity. What happens is that:

  • We tend to recall past disputes with revised dialogues (when they said this, I should've said that);

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Feelings Vs Accurate Perception

Negative emotions like anger and anxiety are processed much quicker than rational judgment. We are filled with confirmation bias that makes us overlook contradicting evidence.

Most of the th...

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Whenever we realize that the conversation is going downhill, it is important to ask ourselves these questions:

  1. What is this person reacting to? Are they perceiving me to be dis...

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