The emotional impulsivity of ADHD can make it easier to fly off the handle, or blurt out hurtful things. Recognize the signs of approaching anger, and use these tips to disarm and manage out-of-control feelings. I have trouble controlling my emotions. I get angry with my wife when she asks nicely whether I did something she had asked me to do. I think she is cross-examining me, checking up on me, when all she wants is a simple answer. I think this is due to the fact that I screwed up, and they remind me of myself back when.
5 Simple Lessons for Social and Emotional Learning for Adults
Unpleasant Situations Elicit Different Emotional Responses in Younger and Older Adults
This study addressed the degree to which adults' emotional states influence their perception of emotional states in children and their motivation to change such states. Happiness, sadness, anger, or a neutral state was induced in adults, who then viewed slides of 4-year-old children who were actually experiencing various emotional states. Adults' own emotional states had little impact on their accurate recognition of children's emotions or on their motives for social action to change such emotions. However, adults' states did influence the intensity they assigned to children's emotions, with happy adults tending to rate some emotions as more intense for black children sadness and for girls anger and neutrality. The base rates with which adults used different emotion labels also influenced judgments, increasing it for the recognition of happiness and reducing it for anger. The results are discussed in terms of the factors that influence whether or not emotional states affect judgment processes and the role of emotion labels in the effective recognition of ongoing emotional states. Also addressed is the consequence of adults' recognition of emotion in children for the effective socialization of emotion.
Exaggerated Emotions: How and Why ADHD Triggers Intense Feelings
Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion. ADHD medication may improve the emotional networks in the brain. Coaching may help a person overcome problems with getting boring tasks completed. I nedded to know because my tolerance level was decreasing and my emotional trigger was becoming almost anyrhing frustrating. That is never good in business and the lack of a cause led me to sell my business and retire at age 60 12 years ago.
Older adults report less distress in response to interpersonal conflicts than do younger adults, yet few researchers have examined factors that may contribute to these age differences. Emotion regulation is partially determined by the initial cognitive and emotional reactions that events elicit. At four points during each scenario, the tape paused and participants engaged in a talk-aloud procedure and rated their level of anger and sadness. Findings revealed that older adults reported less anger but equal levels of sadness compared to younger adults, and their comments were judged by coders as less negative.