Write a 750- to 1050 word, APA formatted paper discussing how emotions are used in regards to interpersonal communication. Research the following topics and include the results in your paper:
- What are emotions? How do they operate (i.e what is the purpose) in your life and how are they created?
- How do you regulate your emotions? Which emotions do you personally have difficulty regulating and what could you do to more effectively and assertively express these emotions in a way that is considered “healthy”.
- What symptoms have you experienced when you suppress your feelings?
- Describe at least one defense mechanism that you use to avoid having to feel unpleasant emotions?
- How can we help clients’ identify and express their emotions? How might this be considered beneficial?