How can you speak about emotions with people who don’t want to talk about them?
In this video, Karla McLaren introduces the concept of “stress” as a weasel word that people use to avoid or hide from their emotional awareness.
“Stress is an emotional reaction. To use the word stress is a way to hide emotional awareness from ourselves.”
Luckily, you can increase your vocabulary and better understand how you’re feeling — and what’s bothering you. And if people don’t want to talk about emotions directly, you can use weasel words to keep a flow of emotional awareness in the conversation.
You can download this free Emotional Vocabulary List, which includes the Weasel Words.