The Bigger Payoff When Members Disclose Their Emotions

(Richard Millington) #1

People tend to respond to discussions to increase their status or to help others.

But helping others is most effective when we change their emotional state.

Which of these two kinds of discussions are you most likely to prioritize and respond to?

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(Kenneth F) #2

That’s an interesting observation, Richard. Although I can see the potential for this strategy to get abused if it encourages the sort of posts that invite stress in response to an apparently urgent situation.

I do agree that a post that authentically conveys emotion and vulnerability will attract those who desire to help and do good.