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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Triggers of anger

The most common universal triggers of anger are as follows:

  • Interference with locomotion
  • Interference with action
  • Rejection by a loved one

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 anger:

Triggers of Anger

The most common learned triggers in anger are as follows:

  • Being wrongfully accused
  • Being put down by an authoritative figure
  • Encountering offensive beliefs
  • Inefficiency or bureaucracy

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

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