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4 Ways to Be an Emotional Scientist



4 Ways to Be an Emotional Scientist
Do you know the difference between an emotional scientist and an emotional judge? The answer might help us develop a more compassionate society.


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Emotional scientist vs. emotional judge

Emotional scientist vs. emotional judge

Building emotional intelligence is important both for yourself as well as for the relationships with the ones around. However, not everybody knows how to do this is in a positive way.

There are many individuals who confuse the terms emotional scientist and emotional judge, even though the two describe very different traits: while being an emotional scientist implies having empathy and natural curiosity, being an emotional judge means that you always evaluate the things from your own perspective and you firmly believe that you alone have all the answers.



Be an emotional scientist

Being an emotional scientist has so many advantages, that it is a shame not trying to become one. In order to reach this goal, you should check out the following tips:

  • Learn to name your emotions
  • Start listening actively, with no judgment
  • Acknowledge the emotions of other people
  • Ask openly about what the others need.



Emotional Regulation

It means having the skills to control your behavior, emotions and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals.

Emotional regulation skills enable us to live a healthy and well-bala...

Applying The Power Of Choice

You have to recognize that you have the choice in how you react to situations.

This will empower you to work with the challenges that you face in your life: you'll have clarity, focus and a purpose.

The STOPP Technique

... to control your emotions:

  • S – Stop
  • T – Take A Breath
  • O – Observe – your thoughts and feelings
  • P- Pull Back – put in some perspective – what is the bigger picture?
  • P – Practice What Works – Proceed – what is the best thing to do right now?

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Emotional Intelligence( EQ/EI)

Is the measure of an individual’s abilities to recognise and manage their emotions, and the emotions of other people, both individually and in groups.

Benefits of a higher EQ

  • Ease in forming and maintaining interpersonal relationships and in ‘fitting in’ to group situations.
  • A better understanding one's own psychological state, which can include managing stress effectively and being less likely to suffer from depression.

IQ and EQ

There is no correlation between IQ and EQ scores.

IQ has no connection with how people understand and deal with their emotions and the emotions of others (EQ). 

You simply can’t predict emotional intelligence based on how smart someone is.

We’re no longer weighed down by having to retain trivial data, since all the information we need is one click away, and so we are left with greater cognitive space and with a hard time process...

47/times a day

...is the number we check our phones  on a daily basis. 

And nearly double that if we’re between the ages of 18 and 24. 

2 kinds of memories

  • explicit, created through conscious experience;
  • implicit, which form when past experiences affect us, sometimes without our knowledge.