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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Triggers of enjoyment

The most common universal triggers of enjoyment are as follows:

  • Spending time with family
  • The taste of chocolate cake
  • Places associated with enjoyable memories
  • Playing a sport

Everyone has the same universal triggers as we are born with them. They affect us more intensely than learned triggers. The following figure shows the different triggers of enjoyment:

Triggers of Enjoyment

The most common learned triggers in enjoyment are as follows:

  • Social interaction
  • Helping others
  • Sensory experience of nature

Learned triggers can be part of your culture or highly personal and created by your individual experiences.

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