Tips on Using
Stay on the outside
It is safer to stay with emotions on the outside of the wheel because they are less intense. People are more comfortable if you are ‘unsure’ rather than ‘hysterical’, ‘aggravated’ rather than ‘enraged’.
Emotions toward the center can also cause other people to become more emotional and mirror your emotions. When someone becomes enraged, those around them may also become angry. When depressed, others can become sad. When ecstatic, others may feel elated in your presence. Use the Behavior Thermometer to keep your emotions below a 3 to stay out of the center of the Emotions Color Wheel to avoid strong responses from others.