Dispositional crisis-a dispositional crisis is a response to an external situational crisis. external anger at work is the dispositional crisis displaced to his wife through abuse. an anticipated life transition crisis is a crisis that is normal in the life cycle; transitional is one over which the person has no control. developmental crisis occurs in response to triggering emotions related to unresolved conflict in ones life. this is called a developmental crisis based on freudian psychology. psychiatric emergency crisis is when the individuals general functioning has been severely impaired, and the individual has been rendered incompetent.