Holiday Emotional Triggers

Emotional Triggers Quiz: Holiday Edition

The holiday triggers are upon us! Is Santa bringing a bag of gifts to you, or emotional baggage? Whether you’re triggered by a person, place, word, smell, thought or memory, identifying emotional triggers is an important first step toward living an emotionally balanced life. Find out what triggers you (and the people around you) most!


Instructions: For each emotion below, select the event that would elicit (trigger) your strongest emotional response.

#TRIGGERED: Holiday Edition
1. Anger
2. Sadness
3. Fear
4. Surprise
5. Disgust
6. Contempt
7. Enjoyment
Paul Ekman is a well-known psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2009. He has worked with many government agencies, domestic and abroad. Dr. Ekman has compiled over 50 years of his research to create comprehensive training tools to read the hidden emotions of those around you.

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