Most of us experience emotional triggers on a daily basis. But we rarely notice them unless they are intense. When we are intensely triggered, we find ourselves reacting in a way that feels too “dramatic” for the situation, and then tend to judge ourselves.
We wonder what might be wrong with us. In other cases, we dismiss the experience entirely. But emotional triggers are a normal part of our psychology, serving as important messengers to direct our attention where it is needed most.
For this conversation, I’m once again joined by my longtime friend, David Sauvage, who teaches emotional intelligence and empathy.
Join us as we discuss the complexity and beauty in our emotional triggers, and explain how they can actually be precious gifts in disguise.