What to Do When Someone Blows Up at You:

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Do you know what to do when someone blows up at you? Sometimes you can see it coming and sometimes you can’t. When emotions take over, rational alternatives disappear beneath the explosion of intense feelings. This is called an “emotional hijacking” and is the epitome of low emotional intelligence (EQ). In a moment like this, emotions hijack a person’s behavior to a place they don’t want to go. Next time you are on the receiving end of someone else’s emotional hijacking, what can you do in response?