3 myths about emotions and daily practices to improve emotional intelligence

3 myths about emotions

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Myth #1. Talking about your emotions is a weakness, or at best, useless: FALSE. Verbalizing emotions is very beneficial for learning about them, and figuring out how to regulate them. By using words to “label” emotions, we make it easier to transfer the processing of our emotions from the “alert center” (the amygdala) to our […]

Verbalizing emotions

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You may think that one of the most important things for a person’s success in life is intellectual ability, for example, as measured by IQ. However, research has shown that a better predictor of being successful in life is a person’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence covers two areas: understanding emotions, and regulating emotions – managing […]