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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Triggers of disgust

The most common universal triggers of disgust are as follows:

  • Rotting or decay
  • Anything coming out of the body

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 disgust:

Triggers of Disgust

The most common learned triggers in disgust are as follows:

  • Eating insects or raw meat
  • Unfamiliar religious customs
  • Fans of an opposing sports team

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

Though, the five emotions we just learned are the ones ...

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