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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Actions of sadness

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

Actions of Sadness

We will now see what they represent:

  • Feel ashamed: This is when you feel embarrassed about the loss
  • Mourn: This is when you express grief for your loss through actions, dress, and speech
  • Protest: This is when you object to the loss
  • Ruminate: This is when you obsessively think about the emotional experience
  • Seek comfort: This is when you seek help or support from others
  • Withdraw: This is when you either physically stay away from what is triggering the sadness or keep yourself ...

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