Easily Embarrassed

Emotionally secure teammates are not easily embarrassed. Failure will come. It’s a guarantee. No one goes through life undefeated and flawless. I have been on teams where everything was awesome until one of the teammates got embarrassed by a failure. Then everyone lost their mind and crazy pendulums began to swing that upset the security of the entire team. When a teammate can take a loss in stride, they are better able to make an informed decision to improve. When embarrassment emotionally charges the decisions immediately following a loss, then decisions are made to avoid that aversive experience instead of improving. The emotions involved dictate different responses.

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