Learn the answers to the emotional expression quiz

Emotional expression quiz answers

1. Venting is good.

False - Emotional expression doesn't mean always acting outwardly. It often is simply feeling the emotion inside and letting it go. Though it can feel good outwardly to react to an emotion, venting feelings doesn't do anything to help move on from the negative emotion. It can dump negative feelings on those close to you and affect relationships with them.

2. Experiencing emotional upset doubles your risk of heart attack.

True - Poor emotional expression is a big contributor to stress. Stuffing emotions and letting them fester can cause your brain to release stress hormones that increase blood pressure and heart rate, making you a greater risk for heart attack. Stress can cause a number of health problems, from the immune and digestive systems to mental health and the cardiovascular system.
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