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From the Ted Talk by Liz Fosslien: How to embrace emotions at work

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Try to utdsnreand the need behind your emotion, and then address that need. If you suddenly start to find everyone around you irritating, sit back and reflect on that. And it might be that you're irritable because you're anxious, and you're anxious because you're worried about htntiig a lonmoig deadline. And in that case, you can go back to your team to address that need and say something like, "I want to make sure I get everything done ahead of the dalnedie. Can you help me put together a rltiiasec plan to do that?" If you're thinking of sharing, try and put yourself in the other person's shoes. So if what you're about to say would help you feel more supported and better understand the situation, then go ahead and share it. But if it gives you any kind of pause, you might want to leave it out.

Open Cloze

Try to __________ the need behind your emotion, and then address that need. If you suddenly start to find everyone around you irritating, sit back and reflect on that. And it might be that you're irritable because you're anxious, and you're anxious because you're worried about _______ a _______ deadline. And in that case, you can go back to your team to address that need and say something like, "I want to make sure I get everything done ahead of the ________. Can you help me put together a _________ plan to do that?" If you're thinking of sharing, try and put yourself in the other person's shoes. So if what you're about to say would help you feel more supported and better understand the situation, then go ahead and share it. But if it gives you any kind of pause, you might want to leave it out.

Solution

  1. hitting
  2. understand
  3. looming
  4. realistic
  5. deadline

Original Text

Try to understand the need behind your emotion, and then address that need. If you suddenly start to find everyone around you irritating, sit back and reflect on that. And it might be that you're irritable because you're anxious, and you're anxious because you're worried about hitting a looming deadline. And in that case, you can go back to your team to address that need and say something like, "I want to make sure I get everything done ahead of the deadline. Can you help me put together a realistic plan to do that?" If you're thinking of sharing, try and put yourself in the other person's shoes. So if what you're about to say would help you feel more supported and better understand the situation, then go ahead and share it. But if it gives you any kind of pause, you might want to leave it out.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
selective vulnerability 3
emotional expression 2

Important Words

  1. address
  2. anxious
  3. case
  4. deadline
  5. emotion
  6. feel
  7. find
  8. hitting
  9. irritable
  10. irritating
  11. kind
  12. leave
  13. looming
  14. pause
  15. plan
  16. put
  17. realistic
  18. reflect
  19. share
  20. sharing
  21. shoes
  22. sit
  23. situation
  24. start
  25. suddenly
  26. supported
  27. team
  28. thinking
  29. understand
  30. worried