21 Jul Rational Defensive Triangle
The Rational Defensive Triangle helps you to assess your emotional reactions and identify ways to manage or control these more effectively.
Rational Behaviours: Aware, Present, Listening, Calm, Flexible.
Defensive Behaviours: Unaware, Distracted, Poor Listening, Tense, Rigid.
Understanding your position on the triangle can help in:
- Growing your self-awareness.
- Control and manage your feelings or emotions – avoiding pinballing up and down through emotions.
- Step back in a stressful situation even when we think we are rational.
- Understanding yours and others triggers and learn to flex and adapt.
- Everyday life.
How can we use the model to manage your emotions, recognise when we are going up the triangle and spend more time at the bottom of the triangle?