Brennan Exercise

Take 15 minutes to respond in writing to these questions:

  • Think about a time you may have experienced yourself taking on the affective energy of another person or persons. What happened? What did you feel? What did you do with it?
  • Have you ever actively avoided someone who’s super depressed, angry, grouchy, guilty, envious, grief-stricken? When? Why?
  • Have you ever gotten caught up in the passions of a group and done something (positive or negative) that you might not have done on your own? And/or have you ever resisted a group’s passions, refusing to join in their actions? When? What happened?

Report out: but don’t tell us anything that we’d then have to report to the Title IX office!