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30 Anger and Other Negative Emotions

Anger signifies that something is important. We do not get angry about issues that are unimportant to us. So when we see someone else get angry, we become curious to know exactly what will happen next and our interest level peaks.

When you write an angry e-mail and send it immediately, it is a very quick display of your anger. Anger on video is even more immediately displayed—and amplified. The nonlocal site will no doubt play and replay your message, if recorded, attempting to figure out what you really meant.

Save your anger for after your videoconference or for in-person meetings. While you are on camera, breathe when you feel yourself getting aroused and irritated. Avoid talking when you are angry. ...

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