Our parents raise us hoping for us to develop certain character traits, but there comes to a point when we start to become our own person based on the experiences we go through, any situation, good or bad, can influence our personality mentally and emotionally. Emotion is what makes us human, it's how we cope and how we manage our crazy lives’. When our feelings get damaged or even nourished, it will change how we react
Roxane Gay’s essay explores the topic of triggers and why they may not be as useful as people will like to think. Because of Gay’s topic choice, her essay is a work of non-fiction. It uses Gay’s own experiences and thoughts to educate the audience of her stance on triggers and why she thinks that. She also uses a variety of metaphors, analogies, and real life examples to persuade her audience.
from my past that was being triggered by attuning and caring for my traumatized children. I had
One way to think of a trigger warning is like an allergy label on food. An allergic reaction is an involuntary reaction to a substance which can vary from severe discomfort to serious endangerment. Change ‘a substance’ to ‘content’ and that’s pretty much a description of being triggered. The reaction is psychological rather than physical, but it is just as serious and just as involuntary.
Our emotions in many cases affect our perception of events as well as the actions that we take ourselves by permeating our way of thinking, and therefore affecting each thing that we do in that moment. In particular, emotions about the perception of ourselves have been shown to have both the ability to positively and negatively affect our actions and performances in life. This is what can be
This theme is relevant to today because there are so may internal problems so easily shown today like depression, anxiety, and things like mental illnesses because they have now become more common and more understandable to one’s self. This theme is also very relevant to teenagers because a lot of people think that they are just doing things because they feel this or that but don’t actually take in how much the tiny things and big things still have an effect on people. Teenagers do have more hormones and most of the time stress causes overthinking in all ages so that contributes to their conflicts more therefore the way they are feeling and what’s going around them most certainly effects them and can cause bigger affects then more people realize. When someone is put down a certain word or a certain phrase can become a trigger or if they are feeling some way and something even slight happens to them they can develop a trigger. I personally have seen how triggered affect people and it’s not always great. During a trigger, some people go into panic and they feel like they can barely breathe. It’s hard to calm them down once they are at a certain point; people don’t really think about the effects of things when they are mad or angry and let something slide that they didn’t mean to. iIt’s hard for teens now a days to understand that because understanding takes time. You don’t just
Furthermore, there is no evidence that trigger warnings are helpful since there is no way of knowing when or what may trigger a traumatic response. Oftentimes trigger warnings may even be counterproductive to the healing process of an individual by denying them an opportunity to confront the issue head-on and share their experience with others. If they are unable to talk with someone, they will remain victims to the trauma until they can have a place to talk through their experience. Policies force students to avoid their own traumatic experiences and enable universities to avoid the fact that the issue
People typically have all sorts of emotions depending on the situation. A time when someone's emotion rubbed off me was when I went to take my Comptia A+ certification test. This test was supposed to be a stepping stone towards my degree but when I got to the testing facility, all the confidence that I had seem to have evaporated into thin air the second I saw a couple of people walking out expressing how tough it was. The tears in their eyes, their shaky voice, and the people who they're with telling them that there's always next time. After seeing and hearing all of that, even I couldn't help but be emotional on how I was going to do. The good was is that the second the test started, my confidence came back as I remembered all those long
You must behave with honesty and integrity and make sure that your behaviour does not
Trigger warning have recently become common. A trigger warning are responses people have in regards to places, events, and content that provokes an emotional reaction. However, it has created a big issue for everyday life as it has caused restrictions on certain things. Some individuals use it as an excuse to avoid material being learned.
Chapter 4: Understanding why you React the Way You Do and How to Change It
It is important to understand this innate need to conform, which we all have, in terms of the people with whom we will work and always endeavour to treat people with respect and professionalism.
Triggers play a large part in our lives. What are triggers? Triggers are words or subjects that prompt a reaction to their actions. Triggers are considered taboo, and one’s views on them are subjective. Words have always held power, however, one must remember that a word or idea only has power if the listener relents to it. Triggers are sensitive material that can daunt or offend people, and therefore silenced. But what if the silence only lets those words cry out louder. What if by extinguishing the flames, we inadvertently allow them to blaze brighter? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, contains many triggers. As a consequence, the book as been deemed inappropriate for middle
Now, an additional question presents itself: Why are we so triggered? After all, this hypersensitivity