S. A. Modena
samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Fri Jul 30 13:45:06 EST 1993
In article <16C1ADB26.RLR453S at vma.smsu.edu> RLR453S at vma.smsu.edu (Rachel Ruhlen) writes:
>I'm a beginning undergrad in bio (sophomore in college, actually). Obviously I
> have a long way to go but I was wondering...when I have strong negative emotio
>ns (such as anger, guilt, embarrassment, and sadness) my response is to cry. ........
My experience is that women crying in the academic/scientific work place is
not as rare as it ought to be....and some (like me) regard it as
outright blackmail behavior.
anger: indeed one might develop anger when one's principles are
violated...or one's rights abridged...perhaps crying is a
signal for some adult to fight your battles for you.
guilt: not often, since I simply know my own ethic well and rarely
act--or allow myself to be forced into acting--against it,
NOT MATTER HOW MUCH IT COSTS ME
embarrassment: if I do something wrong to a person and realize it,
I apologize to the person...otherwise I disregard the
notion of embarrassment when SOMEONE ELSE tried to use that
shut me up. :^)
sadness: I'm sad that my Brother died too early of cancer, and I
cry for the sadness of that loss...otherwise everything
is considerably less sad and not likely to make me cry in a
work or professional situation.
Steve nmodena at unity.ncsu.edu
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