Emotions In Action


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This presentation builds on a literature publication regarding the emotiotional swings of mountaineers. The literature finding is consistent with my previous presentations that emotions have wave-like structures with fractal boundaries. Moreover, the direct study of the emotional complexity removes their possible perturbations, which is in accordance with a previous presentation that I published recently.

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  • @hudali15
    Yes please do expand. I have been enjoying your other presentations. I am quite looking forward to a session just about the mountaineer's theory interlacing and expanding maslow's. Cheers.
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  • @erstine
    Thanks dear for your sound comment. The mountaineer part is a real part and is used with permission. The wave of emotions is what mountaineers experience. so, the theory tries to link real findings with theory.
    I accept your suggestion to have a more structured approach. I shall do.

    Again, thanks for giving me an idea to ponder about.
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  • Liked the part on crowds becoming leaders and crowd sentiments becoming the guide for action.

    However the mountaineers part and maslow's theory don't resonate well together or whatever you are trying to say needs more thought and a structured presentation.

    For something as unclear as emotions (them being subjective in human experience) using a framework of
    metaphor is quite like laying a glass on glass approach
    (notice the metaphor frame there :-)).
    Meaning we see nothing different than we we already know.

    As the problem with metaphors is that they can guide context as long as it is defined correctly. But the structure
    of metaphors itself leaves out everything 'open' to interpretations.
    That ofcourse comes strongly from
    a linguistic perspective (how else can we put ideas across :-) without distorting them)

    I'd suggest using a Neuro Linguist frame to expand your views on the above. You may be surprised what you may
    already not know.

    A nice effort though.
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  • Thank you Dr. Morsy for your excellent presentations. I invite readers to go through ALL your presentations to add value to their knowledge.
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  • Thanks Dr. Ali for sharing such valuable information
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Emotions In Action

  1. 1. Emotions in Action Ali Anani
  2. 2. A Brief Reminder • Few months back I published a presentation entitled “Consultative Selling and Customers’ Needs Identification“, in which I speculated that human needs follow an 8- wave structure similar to that we observe for the price waves of any stock market.
  3. 3. A Brief Reminder- 2 • In the same presentation I modified and extended Maslow’s pyramid of needs into an 8- structured wave-like pattern. • The rationale behind this thinking was based on the behavior of the stock market and that an 8- wave structure of price movement is accompanied with changing emotions. An eight wave structure of price changes required a more complex wave of emotions and needs and a pyramidal structure fails to meet this requirement
  4. 4. A Brief Reminder- 3 • Bas de Baar was quick to recognize the fact by commenting “I think it is an intriguing idea. If the behavior of the stock market is driven by human emotions and the behavior of the stock market is wave- like, by use of complexity, human emotions are wave like”
  5. 5. A New Evidence • I was fortunate during my web search for something else that my eye caught the graph in the next slide representing the change of mountaineers’ emotions at different climbing altitudes • The graph is republished (with kind permission) from an article entitled “Mountaineering: physiological and psychological training” by Peak Performance”
  6. 6. Mountaineering: physiological and psychological training
  7. 7. The Wave-Like Structure of Mountaineers’ Emotions • Inspection of the previous slide shows how emotions of mountaineers follow a wave-like structure. • Is this any different from the wave structure of investors’ emotions?
  8. 8. The Contrasting Swing • There is a contrasting difference here between the mountaineers and investors in the stock market • Mountaineers increasingly suffer as they labor to the peak of a mountain. In contrast, investors get joyful as they climb up the mountain of profits. • The reverse is true. Mountaineers get relaxed and less stressed, whereas investors fall into despair
  9. 9. Prepare Your Self To Prepare Your Emotions Before 1 Investing or Climbing 2 During the Climb 3 Post the Climb Management of Go up in slow steps. Learn your expectations. As Physiological and lesson and you go up prepare emotional changes build communicate yourself for up. Beware of emotional your physiological and mix and overlap. The experiences emotional changes. more your body gets Be ready before stressed, the less your start climbing immune to these the mountain. changes you become. Watch out for team members’ emotions
  10. 10. Comparing the Climber Wave and the Investor Wave Physiological needs change with the altitude. They are not fixed. Actually, they do not disappear upon moving to a higher need level; in contrast, they intensify. Are emotional needs any different?
  11. 11. The Ripple Effect • You are not climbing the mountain (investment mountain or the physical mountain) alone. • The emotional and physiological changes you experience ripple to your neighbors. • Emotional ripples may feedback to you and your feelings intensify. Anger may turn into disgust, for example. • Intensification of basic feelings generate secondary and tertiary feelings
  12. 12. Emotional Bifurcation • The higher a mountaineer (investor) climbs, the more hopeful he/she gets to achieving his goal with the simultaneity of facing increased risk of falling and its greater negative impact • This generates a quick bifurcation between greed and fear. This was discussed in my previous presentation here at slideshare.
  13. 13. Emotional Bifurcation- 2 • The rapidity of bifurcation might lead to chaos or new order • The desire for achieving a goal will be in conflict with the fear of falling. Fear dominance might tip the balance and lead to unpleasant outcomes.
  14. 14. Emotional Bifurcation- 3 • The outcome is complex as mountaineers influence each other. The emotional landscape is full of the euphoria, the despair, the passion, the dreams, and the desires that make us human • Is this a type of quick bifurcation (branching) sickness? Or emotional cycling?
  15. 15. More Analogy • Investors herding happens when investors constantly watch their fellows, alert for every clue of what they will do next. The difference is that there is no leader. The crowd is the perceived leader, but it comprises nothing but followers. When there is no leader to set the course, the herd cues only off itself, making the mood of the herd the only factor directing its actions
  16. 16. Conclusion • Emotions have a complex landscape. The direct study of this landscape as I showed in a previous presentation is advantageous • Emotions have a coast-like boundary and cannot be measured precisely. The more you zoom on this coast, the more you discover. Refer to my presentation entitled, “The Cost of the Emotional Coast”
  17. 17. Conclusion- 2 • The use of metaphors is helping in charting out the complexity of emotions. This presentation compared the emotional stock markets with the emotions of climbing mountains. The analogy is consistent with my previous presentation that emotions have a wave-like structure