Negative Emotions at Work


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Negative Emotions at Work

  1. 1. Negative Emotions at Work
  2. 2. <ul><li>A mental state that arises spontaneously after being aware of any information or sensation. </li></ul>Negative Emotions at Work Emotion - Definition
  3. 3. Negative Emotions at Work Main Examples Negative Emotions Anger - Loss of control over others and yourself. Boredom - Not taking responsibility for your own happiness or for your own entertainment. Confusion - Laziness of mind to keep from taking action or making a decision. Embarrassment - Feeling that another will think something about me that I would not want them to think. Fear - A fantasy of a danger that is not happening at the moment of the fear. Grief - Loss of opportunity to interact with a source of attention or love, often fear over an undelivered communication.
  4. 4. Negative Emotions at Work Main Examples Negative Emotions Guilt - Indulging in a concern over a past situation in order to avoid taking action now. Hate - Misplace expression of importance, protecting myself because of how a person may have influence over me or those for whom I care, when I don't feel safe or when I feel hurt by another. Hurt - Punishing yourself when someone is not doing what you want him or her to do. Jealousy - Feeling inadequate to a known or unknown competitor. Loneliness - Placing responsibility for your happiness on another person. Regret - Feeling inferior because you believe you have performed poorly.
  5. 5. <ul><li>In 1997, Cynthia Fisher , a Professor of Management, conducted a study called 'Emotions at Work’ and defined 05 Negative Emotions in the workplace: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frustration/irritation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worry/nervousness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anger/aggravation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dislike. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disappointment/unhappiness. </li></ul></ul>Negative Emotions at Work Important
  6. 6. Negative Emotions at Work Main Reasons Reasons When you are not well treated by a coworker or a superior. When a coworker does not work as he should and jeopardizes your job. When you face an unfair situation from your department or company. Lack of support. Reasons Mismatch between one's skills and the assigned profile Difference in expectations from the job and the actual profile assigned Underperformance by team members Job insecurity, politics and gossip
  7. 7. Negative Emotions at Work Main Outcomes <ul><li>You feel stuck or trapped. </li></ul><ul><li>You feel unable to move forward in some way. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mix of fear and anxiety that can get out of control. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of low recognition or low performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and health problems. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Negative Emotions at Work Solution Solution – Frustration Stop and evaluate the situation. Find something positive about the situation. Remember the last time you felt frustrated and the main consequences. Solution – Anger Watch for early signs of anger to avoid getting involved. If you start to get angry, stop what you're doing Picture yourself when you're angry and analyze the situation.
  9. 9. Negative Emotions at Work Solution Solution – Dislike Be respectful and avoid being rude with coworkers. Be assertive and fair with your coworkers and yourself. Avoid pretending something that you are not. Solution – Disappointment Look at your mindset and start point out positive aspects of your life. Adjust your goal and start thinking about a way to achieve it. Smile and be positive!
  10. 10. <ul><li>We all have to deal with negative emotions at work. </li></ul><ul><li>And negative emotions can spread, and no one wants to be around a person who adds negativity to a group. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to know what causes you negative emotions, and the longer you wait to identify it, the harder it will be to pull yourself away from negative thinking. </li></ul>Negative Emotions at Work Conclusion
  11. 11. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Prof. Roberto Lico Reis [email_address] [email_address] E-books: Linkedin: Twitter: @licoreis