The emotions scale still helps us to know how to reach agreements with other people. It affects how an individual reacts in a social setting.
When a conversation is ongoing, a person who is mostly on the enthusiasm level is interested in listening to other viewpoints that can help him widen his horizon. He presents his views freely without trying to make the other person sound negative.
When you are trying to come to an agreement with this kind of individual, there is enough positivity to go around. Ideas are shared and the two parties benefit.
3.5 Strong Interest
This kind of individual appreciates and accepts different opinions in a conversation with another. He wants to come to an agreement and will listen calmly to the other person. He is also willing to change his mind if the need arises.
3.0 Content, Conservatism
Having a discussion with an individual on this part of the emotion scale is not as easy as it may look. They are usually aware that different opinions other than theirs already exist but they are willing only to accept the ones that are not so different from what they have in mind.
They prefer to enjoy what they already have rather than adjusting to a great extent.
A person on the boredom level of the emotional scale is not so much fun to make agreements with. The bring up few ideas and have only little interest in new ideas. They are just indifferent to disagreements. People in this stage just want to end discussions as quickly as it starts.
2.0 Open Hostility
People on this level usually object to other people’s views. They only want to undermine other people’s ideas and viewpoints. Usually, when dealing with these individuals, it is necessary to protect yourself and seek support if you feel that you need it. They usually want to show aggression when an agreement is not going there way or following their ideas. If you notice that reaching a definite agreement is impossible then it is best to end it. These kind of people make others expend themselves in the bid to struggle with the negativity they put out.
People who are usually angry only attack other people’s views and opinions. When they express disagreement, they do it in a way that makes the other individual appear to be wrong. Usually, communicating with these kind of people will require calmness and honesty. Since they tend to be abusive, it will be better to go with a third party and approach them in a helpful way. Try to get them to pause their anger and see reasons with you or the third-party can help you come to an agreement.
1.1 Covert Hostility
This person who is always on the covert hostility stage likes to make other people to feel a lack of confidence. They usually have unstable views. It is difficult relating with them because they would choose to sneer and belittle people and emphasize on their mistake. They would rather respond to conflict with a silent treatment instead of facing the issues squarely. You may not easily reach agreements with these people because they may pretend to accept tasks but report back with excuses on why they did not do it.
When on this level of the emotional scale, an individual is easily forces into agreeing with other people’s views an ideas. A person on this level is much too scared to express his opinion and therefore chooses only to be obedient.
One thing with this is that living with fear for a long time makes it even more concrete. And fear will takeaway your ability to make your own choices. This kind of person will agree to the others choices in an agreement because they are scared of putting out theirs.
Being on this level of the emotional scale means that the individual does not function. They will not express an opinion, and will agree to anything to avoid getting hurt. This is usually confusing as agreeing to others opinion may not being their best interest. Also, people around them may not know how to react or extract their on views on a subject from them.
An individual on this emotional level does not have any world view of his own, or conception of his surroundings. This person also shows no involvement and does not react to opinions of others. Usually they wouldn’t care less about having any arguments in the first place so it is quite difficult to come to any form of agreement with a person on this emotional level.