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Mindfulness of Emotions. How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? What makes some people more successful in work and life than others?

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our emotional intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success. Plato said that all learning has some emotional basis, and he may be right. The way we interact with and regulate our emotions has repercussions in nearly every aspect of our lives. To put it in colloquial terms, emotional intelligence (EQ) is like "street smarts," as opposed to "book smarts," and it's what accounts for a great deal of one's ability to navigate life effectively.

"What having emotional intelligence looks like is that you're confident, good at working towards your goals, adaptable and flexible. The five components of emotional intelligence, as defined by Goleman, are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social skills and empathy. 1. 12 Laws of the Emotions.

Explore the psychology of the emotions with these 12 laws.

12 Laws of the Emotions

We tend to think of our emotions as having laws unto themselves, but one psychological researcher has suggested that our emotions do follow certain general rules. Professor Nico Frijda puts forward twelve laws of the emotions (Fridja, 2006). As with most laws there are exceptions, but these have been synthesised from years of psychological research and hold true much of the time. 1.

The Law of Situational Meaning The first law is simply that emotions derive from situations. 2. We feel because we care about something, when we have some interest in what happens, whether it’s to an object, ourselves, or another person. Developing Emotional Awareness: Recognizing & Harnessing Your Emotions.

We often hear from people who feel overwhelmed by stress, family, work and relationship problems, health challenges, and painful emotions.

Developing Emotional Awareness: Recognizing & Harnessing Your Emotions

They’ve tried many approaches to help themselves feel better, but they just can’t seem to follow through, or what they’ve done hasn't helped them enough. If this sounds familiar, you know that it’s all too easy to become discouraged when you’re stuck. The problem is not willpower—all the willpower in the world won’t matter if you can’t manage stress or keep your emotions in balance. The good news: you can learn these important emotional skills, no matter your age or the obstacles you face. That’s what this free online program teaches. Skill building, like any learning, takes time and effort.

Are you emotionally intelligent? Here’s how to know for sure. When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time.

Are you emotionally intelligent? Here’s how to know for sure

This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90 per cent of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results. Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. You embrace change. The Seven Characteristics of Emotionally Strong People.

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People. When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time.

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Emotional Intelligence Quiz. Facial expressions are a universal language of emotion, instantly conveying happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and much more.

Emotional Intelligence Quiz

Reading these expressions is essential to compassion and empathy. Take this short quiz to measure your emotional intelligence. Try to identify the emotion conveyed in each of the 20 photos. Each answer will pinpoint the exact muscles involved in that emotion and explain the subtle differences between expressions, drawing on pioneering research by psychologists Paul Ekman and Dacher Keltner. Some emotions appear more than once. When you’re done, share your score and have friends take the quiz—and watch for our forthcoming empathy training tool, designed to improve your score. Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence. In my ten years as an executive coach, I have never had someone raise his hand and declare that he needs to work on his emotional intelligence.

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

Yet I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard from people that the one thing their colleague needs to work on is emotional intelligence. This is the problem: those who most need to develop it are the ones who least realize it.