Saturday, October 22, 2022
Part of emotional processing is to differentiate our feelings from the feelings of others
During conflict, one of the most important thing about emotional literacy and processing, is the ability to be mindful and defuse enough to differentiate our own emotions from the emotions of others.
One has to be careful when dealing with the emotions of others.
It can be “highly contagious” through the mechanism of receptive empathy. The emotions of others can suddenly become ours, and contaminate the quality of our responses.
Knowing whether the feelings/emotions are ours or others may impact our decision making, actions, and behaviours in more helpful ways.