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Why You Need to Be Good at Reading Your Emotions
When you think about your current emotional state, can you honestly identify with certainty the way you're feeling? Think about whether you're in a truly good mood right now, or whether perhaps something is bothering you, even though you can't say what it is.

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Emotional Clarity And Depression

Studies have found that just having negative feelings isn’t enough to lead to depressive symptoms. You also have to be unable to put a name to your feeling state, and then dwell on trying to ide...

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Emotional Regulation

 Is your ability to modulate or control the type of emotion you’re feeling, how long you feel that emotion, how strong it is, and whether you can turn it from negative to positive. Good...

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Emotional Clarity

Involves your ability to identify what you feel with ease. It affects mental health by predisposing people to depression.

This is a “subjective” ability. There is no external object...

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