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In defence of happiness: why emotional intelligence is key in the digital age

theconversation.com

Happiness is misunderstood

Happiness is often misunderstood as the presence of positive emotions and the absence of negative ones.

  • It leads to work cultures that put pressure on people to show false positive emotions.
  • Associating being happy with being cheerful all th...

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Happiness is more than developing positive emotions. It also includes two other parts.

  • Having a clear and meaningful purpose.
  • Developing resilience enables us to deal with negative emotions when they appear.

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People bring three dimensions to the job market: Physical, cognitive and emotional. Machines can take over both the physical and cognitive dimension. It is only in the emotional domain where humans still reign.

With increasingly more automated jobs, humans can still add va...

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EI consists of four domains: self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, and relationship-management.

Two daily exercises can help create foundational habits for EI.

  • Brain rewiring. Stating five things you're grateful f...

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