Three Key Emotional Triggers

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Three Key Emotional Triggers

Over fifteen years ago, a psychologist shared with me three key emotional triggers in humans: long-term security, novelty of experience and emotional recognition. Since then, I’ve distilled them into single words: Security Growth Uniqueness I refer to them as triggers because they are used frequently in marketing, advertising and sales to encourage us to buy….

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Three Key Emotional Triggers (Pt 2): Three Manifestations

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Three Key Emotional Triggers

Even though we’ve identified three fundamental emotional triggers in people, we need to identify how they manifest themselves in interactions and conversations. This will help us assess personalities and make better decisions involving people. The three manifestations I seek to observe are behavior, thought and emotion. So, how do the three emotional triggers (simply expressed…

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Three Key Emotional Triggers (Pt 3): Long-term Security

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Three Key Emotional Triggers

The first key emotional trigger I will explore from the aspects of behavior, thought and emotion is security. More formally it’s long-term security. So, the question is this: If security is important to someone how will it manifest itself in behavior, thought and emotion? Again, in an attempt to simplify, I express these manifestations as…

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Three Key Emotional Triggers (Pt 4): Novelty of Experience

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Three Key Emotional Triggers

The second key emotional trigger I will explore from the aspects of behavior, thought and emotion is growth, formally novelty of experience. I express as growth since every step in the growth process is a new experience. I use the keywords start, education and creation to express how growth manifests itself in people’s behaviors, thoughts…

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Three Key Emotional Triggers (Pt 5): Emotional Recognition

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Three Key Emotional Triggers

Emotional recognition is the third key emotional trigger, and uniqueness is the nickname I ascribe to it. From the aspects of behavior, thought and emotion, mastery, expertise and talent respectively describe how people display them. Quality is another good overarching descriptor of this trigger. Very often bragging indicates emotional recognition could be a strong emotional…

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