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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Actions of disgust

The possible actions resulting from any of the states/intensity of disgust mentioned earlier are shown in the following figure:

Actions of Disgust

We shall now see what they represent:

  • Avoid: This is when you either physically stay away from whatever is triggering the disgust or keep yourself from thinking about it
  • Dehumanize: This is when you treat someone as though he or she is not a human being—you deprive someone of human qualities, personality or spirit
  • Vomit: This is when you respond to feelings of disgust by throwing up
  • Withdraw: This is when you physically or mentally leave the scene of what is triggering the disgust ...

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