Audio: Protection from Emotional Buttons

Posted by Jordan, 23 Jan

We all have emotional buttons that set us off for some reason or another. But we don’t have to be at their mercy if we understand where they come from and what they’re trying to tell us.

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The Cheat Sheet:

  • The emotional buttons that set us off aren’t logical, but they can be identified and defused logically.
  • These emotional buttons are most easily pressed by those who are closest to us. They know how to push them because they’re the ones who helped install them in the first place!
  • The root cause of why these emotional buttons are so powerful is due to one of two things: it calls attention to something that’s partially true and bothers us about ourselves, or it’s contrary to one of our core values and it offends us deeply.

This week, try to observe what emotional buttons are most easily triggered and try to determine which of these two reasons applies. Also, let us know about how you put today’s Minisode Monday into practice!

Until next time... Stay Charming!

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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