TO VARYING DEGREES, emotions affect all our relationship. They affect how we think and how we behave. Wether in a chance encounter or on meeting an old friend, we are likely to feel a response to the way the other person looks, smiles, sounds, or shakes hands. Emotions run the gamut from those we tend to think of as positive, such as love, admiration, respect, and concern, to those we tend to think negative, such as fear, hate, anger, and guilt. But wether we like them or not, emotions happen. We do not choose our feelings, we should no more make a moral judgment about feeling angry than we should about feeling cold or hungry. What we can affect and what we should judge is behavior- how we express our emotions.
Emotions can help a relationship. They give us information about ourselves and others. Affection and empathy can motivate us to settle differences, but so can frustration or anxiety. Concern and sympathy may improve our listening. Anger may lead us to work hard in a constructive way.
On the other hand, strong emotions of any kind may lead us to behave in ways that impede our ability to deal with differences. Fear or grief may overcome logical thinking. Anger may make me unwilling to work with you on a joint problem. Even love can damage a working relationship if it leads me to give in too readly to your wishes in ways that we later regret.
I. WORD FORMATION
A. COMPOUN WORD : Overcome
B. BLENDS : -
C. CLIPPED FORMS : -
II. DERIVATION AS WORD FORMATION