Emotionally Hijacked - What Now?
Dealing with and preventing situations in which you lose control.
You were sitting in the meeting room and received some harsh, unfair feedback.
You became speechless. You could not listen anymore. Your heartbeat was racing, your palms were sweaty, and you simply could not think straight.
Feeling fear, anger, stress, anxiety, excitement, or even aggression.
Congratulations! You have experienced an emotional hijack.
When you are hijacked, you are likely to fight or flee. In practice, you hear yourself shouting or writing an angry email. They close themselves off and are unable to react.
Either way, an emotional hijack is a disruption to interactions you want to avoid. When you lose control, situations can quickly become intense and misunderstood.
Can you deal with emotional hijacking better?
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