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Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Five Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Five Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence
What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence impacts many different aspects of your daily life, such as the way you behave and the way you interact with others. If you have high emotional intelligence you are able to recognize your own emotional state and the emotional states of others, and engage with people in a way that draws them to you. You can use this understanding of emotions to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success at work, and lead a more fulfilling life. Emotional intelligence consists of four attributes: Self-awareness – You recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior, know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence. Emotional intelligence affects: Next step... Related:  Emotions & LearningSelf

ABC | My Life as a Playlist About THE PROJECT My Life as a Playlist (“MLAP Website”) is a new collaboration between the ABC and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (“The Centre”). The MLAP Website focuses on our own lives and is an entertaining, interactive experience that allows audiences to choose their personal playlists for key moments such as weddings, birthdays, and funerals as well as love and heartbreak. In other words, put together a soundtrack to their lives. The Centre intends to use the data gathered as a research tool for their study into music and emotions since pre-modern times. Please note that the use of the data on this website is for academic research purposes only, and will form the basis of a larger study by the Centre. Users can go onto the site and look around, browse through playlists, fill out quizzes and listen to 30 seconds per song without having to register or give out any information. University of Western Australia Professor Jane Davidson

Stephen Covey on Developing Emotional Intelligence “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ? Oscar Wilde Emotional Intelligence is essentially an ability, capacity, or skill to assess, manage, and regulate the emotions of yourself and others. Why is emotional intelligence such a big deal? … If you can’t manage your emotions, you crumble or snap under stress. If you can’t tune into others’ emotions and demonstrate empathy, you’ll have a hard time connecting with others. Yeah, emotional intelligence is a big deal. It’s a key for leaders and it’s a key for leadership. “”No one cares how much you know until they first know how much you care about them.” In the book, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Stephen Covey acknowledges that there’s a lack of literature on how to develop emotional intelligence, and shares an approach for how to develop emotional intelligence using the 7 Habits. The Five Primary Components of Emotional Intelligence The 7 Habits and Principles

Toolkit Video transcripts JEANNE SEGAL: Hello, I'm Jeanne Segal, and I’m here to help you reduce stress, defeat anxiety, conquer depression, and build better relationships. If you are challenged by these kinds of problems, you may be unsure about your ability to help yourself. But I assure you, it’s entirely possible. When you know how your brain works, you can change the way you feel, think, and act. You achieve this by learning and practicing two core skills: The ability to quickly reduce stress in the moment, and the ability to remain comfortable enough with your emotions to react in constructive ways. Together, these core skills enable you to be both emotionally and socially healthy. Whether you are aware of it or not, emotions are the driving force behind most of what you do. MARY HELEN IMMORDINO-YANG, ED.D.: In the most basic sense, emotions keep you alive. JEANNE SEGAL: Feeling sparks motivation and decision-making. DR. DR. JEANNE SEGAL: This toolkit is designed for this purpose.

How to Restrain Yourself from an Outburst: 17 Steps Edit Article Immediate self-restraintFuture, ongoing self-restraint Edited by SugaryFlare, Teresa, Flickety, Zareen and 14 others Everybody gets angry at times. Having an outburst is nothing but negative––it's something to expect in toddlers, who have very limited ways to express themselves. Ad Steps Method 1 of 2: Immediate self-restraint 1Realize when you're about to burst. 10The next day, forget about the actual incident. Method 2 of 2: Future, ongoing self-restraint 1Learn from your experience. 7Read about emotional intelligence and the ways in which you can enhance yours. Tips Be aware that while some people are easily annoyed when things don't go their own way, other people are more sensitive than others to noise, crowds, fatigue, hunger, etc., which can mean they get upset or angry more quickly. Warnings Are you aware that you might be carrying around deep-seated anger?

Dossier : les émotions au cœur du cerveau Les émotions ont longtemps été les laissées-pour-compte du domaine des neurosciences cognitives. Elles étaient considérées comme trop périlleuses à étudier du fait de leur caractère éminemment subjectif, ne se prêtant pas à une approche expérimentale en laboratoire, par opposition au noble domaine de recherche que constituait l'étude de la « raison ». En outre, la recherche sur les bases cérébrales des émotions a pâti de la conception cartésienne, dualiste, selon laquelle le cerveau est le siège de « l'esprit » et le corps celui des émotions, le premier étant le propre de l'homme, tandis que les émotions seraient communes à tous les mammifères. C'est presque fortuitement que l'étude scientifique des bases neuronales des émotions chez l'homme a vu le jour. Le cerveau émotionnel Pour pouvoir identifier les bases neuronales des réactions émotionnelles, il est nécessaire de les disséquer en opérations mentales élémentaires. Pour étudier les...

Emotional Intelligence Quotes - Quotes About Emotional Intelligence What do researchers and psychologists have to say about emotional intelligence? Psychologists have proposed a variety of definitions, discussed the potential benefits, and offered critical analysis of differing theoretical models. The following quotes are just a sampling of what has been written on the topic of emotional intelligence. Defining Emotional Intelligence David Caruso: “It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head -- it is the unique intersection of both.” The Importance of Emotional Intelligence John Gottman: "In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Criticisms of Emotional Intelligence Research The Future of Emotional Intelligence Beasley, K. (1987) “The Emotional Quotient.” “Emotional What? Eysenck, H. (2000). Mayer, J.D.

75 Affirmations for Personal Development Affirmations are one way to develop new beliefs that can eventually become second-nature. Every morning or evening we can repeat these affirmations with a clear and focused mind, and with practice these beliefs can take hold inside our brains. One caveat, however, is to make sure that the affirmations you repeat to yourself are congruent with reality, and aligned with your core values. I’ve seen many people come up with delusional affirmations and then attempt to ingrain them into their minds. Even when they do succeed, those beliefs can be detrimental. Please be aware of the meaning and intention behind the affirmation before you decide to “program it” into your mind. The following is just a list of suggestions on some of the affirmations you may want to practice. I recommend only practicing 1 or 2 affirmations at a time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44.

Become Comfortable With All Your Emotions Ride the Wild Horse teaches you how to: get in touch with your emotions live with emotional intensity manage unpleasant or threatening feelings stay calm and focused even in upsetting situations Beyond relaxation The goal of the Ride the Wild Horse meditation is not simply to relax, but to become more aware of the feeling sensations—both emotional and physical—throughout your body. As you’ve already learned, many of us have subconsciously learned to numb and dampen our feelings. You’ll also recover long-buried emotions and learn to feel comfortable with them. If you fear the outcome of intense emotions, understand that learning to mindfully experience strong feelings like anger can give you the ability to contain your emotions and control your behavior. Setting the stage Set the stage for learning to ride the wild horse by creating a safe private space—a space that’s pleasant and energizing, where you won’t be disturbed. Turn off your phone and lock the door if you need to. Before you start

Emotional Outbursts and Your Relationships - Venting Your Feelings in a Healthy Way You have most likely heard of the Universal Law of Karma that claims "What goes around, comes around." Okay, great! But now let's say you totally buy into this idea of karma and you even take pride in how you live your life under this axiom. You choose to demonstrate integrity in your decisions and actions, and to show kindness and understanding instead of callousness, deceit, or other "ugly" behaviors and attitudes. Have you ever displayed impatience or frustration with your spouse, friend, or family member for no apparent reason? Venting Your Feelings in a Healthy Way It is healthy to allow ourselves to step outside of our nice postures and exhibit the not-so-nice side of our personalities now and again. Receiving sympathy and understanding from others when we are in turmoil is comforting. Emotional Checks and Balances Ask yourself these questions: Are your emotions being validated? Paul Bradbury / Getty Images