David Walton

Introducing Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide

    Машаhas quoted6 years ago
    Social intelligence – the ability to understand and manage situations which involve other people.
    DEJA.has quoted4 years ago
    The bottom line is that we all have the capacity to develop new thinking and behaviour if we are sufficiently motivated. So not only can you learn about EI, you can learn to put it into practice.
    b7287814668has quoted2 years ago
    The vision was that the urge to build something – to create – resides in us all.
    Foggy Marthas quoted2 years ago
    rumination’. It usually happens as a result of being very aware of the gap between what we would like and what is happening in reality.
    Машаhas quoted6 years ago
    Stop comparing yourself to other people.
    Don’t put yourself down.
    Get into the habit of thinking and saying positive things about you to yourself.
    Accept compliments.
    Use self-help books and websites to help you change your beliefs.
    Spend time with positive, supportive people.
    Acknowledge your positive qualities and things you are good at.
    Be assertive; don’t allow people to treat you with a lack of respect.
    Be helpful and considerate to others.
    Engage in work and hobbies that you enjoy.
    Машаhas quoted6 years ago
    Part of mindfulness is knowing what you are feeling as it happens.
    Машаhas quoted6 years ago
    Rationalize away things that make me feel bad or unsatisfied.
    Машаhas quoted6 years ago
    Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose to what is happening in the present moment, without judging whether it is right or wrong.
    Машаhas quoted6 years ago
    Analytical thinking, problem-solving and judgement are vitally important for an emotionally intelligent person. But problems in relationships, withemotions or with our own unconscious reactions to things, may not respond in the same way as a logistics or resourcing problem.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    The idea of emotional intelligence affirms that, as social animals, we need to use our social and emotional skills to deal with others effectively.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Stoics argued that thinking, logic, intellect and reason were the only reliable ways of living. Creating structure and order in life were prized along with inner solitude, forbearance in adversity and the acceptance of fate.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Psychologists identify various forms of intelligence. Emotional intelligence incorporates at least two of them:
    Cognitive intelligence – the ability to think rationally, act in a purposeful way and manage your environment. It’s your intellectual, analytical, logical and rational skill set.
    Social intelligence – the ability to understand and manage situations which involve other people. It is your ability to be aware of yourself, to understand yourself, to manage relationships and understand the emotional content of behaviour.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Daniel Goleman’s bestselling book Emotional Intelligence.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Unlearning old behaviours and forming new emotional intelligence templates happen all the time – if you have the motivation and the space for thinking it out.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Every time new knowledge is acquired, the connections communicate differently and, through repetition, become faster, more efficient and instinctive. The ability of our brains to develop in this way is described as ‘synaptic plasticity’.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    we are able to make our brains actually grow. It happens through a process called neurogenesis in which brain cells or neurons grow and proliferate, migrating to where they may be needed.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    if you want to, you can change yourself and your approach. It’s something your brain can do for you and involves something called ‘plasticity’.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Gut instincts or intuition rely a great deal on emotion and feelings. The real world is a place where both feelings and instincts are major influences on our behaviour.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Conflict between our thinking and our feelings makes things complicated.
    Alina Samihas quoted3 months ago
    Instincts, feelings and personal values take over and become a major part of the dilemmas facing our four people.
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