How to Respectfully Unmask Genuine Feelings in the Workplace

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Genuine feelings are often masked. This typically occurs when the perceived mood, time or environment may increase stress if honest feedback is shared verses being agreeable. Mood is subjective. When gauging the mood of an individual there’s great opportunity of being completely wrong.

With practice, time, and awareness to emotional responses there may be a brief, yet genuine exchange in sharing feelings. Skilled active listeners and emotionally healthy individuals are capable of detecting falsehoods in emotional responses. Sensory sensitive human beings are roughly 20% of the population (Acevedo 2014).

A human’s sense is fascinating.

Those who have a difficult time trusting intuitive messages may read facial expressions or follow voice tone inflection to perceive one’s mood. Active listeners may identify complexities rise when a genuine mood is masked due to perceived or actual behavior standards.

Perceptions may be respectful or deceitful when behavior standards are diverse. When intuition is trusted it alerts apparent differences between reality and falsehood. Improving emotional wellbeing includes improving attention to alerting behaviors, including falsehood.

Questions to Ask:
  1. What body behaviors occur with these behaviors: being upset, being focused, being sad, fatigue.
  2. What facial expressions respond when asked ‘what’s bothering you’?
  3. Describe a time when vulnerable sharing a feeling perceived against behavioral standards?

Eye contact, body language, touch, vocabulary, environmental cues, and tone of voice are sense elements to regulating emotional behaviors. Moods including confusion or conflict follow body gestures and even environment observations. Our performance coaches improve emotional performance. Schedule your first Equip Package session to apply our WholeBeSM process for improving emotional behaviors.

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Acevedo, B. P., Aron, E. N., Aron, A., Sangster, M.-D., Collins, N., & Brown, L. L. (2014). The highly sensitive brain: an fMRI study of sensory processing sensitivity and response to others’ emotions. Brain and Behavior4(4), 580–594. http://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.242

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