#53 – What To Do When Someone Pisses You Off


People have a funny way of getting under our skin. While it can be momentarily cathartic to send that angry text or blow up on the spot, reactive actions get us nowhere — and they can even prevent us from some major opportunities. In this episode, I’ll teach you the two types of triggers we experience and how to use them to improve your life.


In this episode you will hear:

  • The two types of triggers we face (and what they really mean)
  • How triggers are a body response that signals us to what still needs healing so we can self-actualize
  • Why the way we handle triggers can be major opportunities for inner and outer growth
  • How codependents often need their boundaries pushed to the absolute limit before they realize something’s wrong
  • My personal experience dealing with triggers as a codependent
  • The different ways to handle each type of trigger to get the most out of it


Coaching Questions & Thoughts:

When was the last time you felt a trauma trigger? How did you handle it?

What is one way you can use a known trauma trigger of yours for personal growth?

Where can you get support for healing when facing a trigger that keeps coming up?

When was the last time you experienced a righteous indignation trigger? How did you react?

What area of your life do you think that trigger was signaling to you to change?

What’s one way you can use that experience for outer growth?

Fun Quotes from the Show:

“When the punishment doesn’t fit the crime, you know you have baggage.” – Shereen Thor

“The trauma response trigger is really an opportunity for inner work.” – Shereen Thor

“The trigger that is more of the righteous indignation response is actually an opportunity for outer work.” – Shereen Thor

“I wouldn’t even notice that I was being disrespected because I was so tuned in to what somebody else needed.” – Shereen Thor

“We can often have these relationships with amazing humans that trigger us. And it’s not necessarily a bad thing.” – Shereen Thor

“Triggers are an opportunity for growth.” – Shereen Thor



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