August 7, 2007Shell-Shocked
Roy apologized to Jenny for his verbal attacks during a negotiation the week before, yet Jenny wasn’t ready to reengage. She wasn’t sure why, until she found the word that best described how she felt. She told him,
I still feel shell-shocked.
The right word to describe an experience not only helps the other person understand, it helps the person having the experience figure it out too.
I am creating the beginnings of an emotional vocabulary list and would love your input. My early beginnings are here. http://www.speakstrong.com/articles/speak-strong/emotions.htmlAdd your own in comments.
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