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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Actions of fear

The possible actions resulting from any of the aforementioned states/intensity of fear are shown in the following figure:

Actions of Fear

We will see what each of these represents:

  • Avoid: This involves either physically staying away from the threat or keeping yourself from thinking about it
  • Freeze: This is when you become incapable of acting or speaking
  • Hesitate: This is when you hold back in doubt or indecision, often momentarily
  • Ruminate: This is when you obsessively think about a past emotional experience
  • Scream/yell: This is when you lose control of your speech and cry out in a loud and high voice
  • Withdraw: This is when ...

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