The brain can give us more tailor-made tools to fit each specific situation if we can articulate more precisely how we are feeling
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People pay good money to therapists and life coaches for exactly this purpose.
Emotions are NOT automatically trigered by events. They are constructed by our brain.
Decades of research at Northeastern University has proven that our brain's most important job is not thinking or feeling or even seeing... but to make sure we survive & thrive. Our brain constantly predicts... and those ultimately become the emotions we experience & notice in others.
And since our brain constructs emotions, we can teach it to label them more precisely so that we can use it to take the most appropriate action.
When people speaking in public
recategorize their anxiety as excitement,
their sympathetic nervous system
still creates jittery butterflies but...
they perform better
Although we think that we know how we feel, the sensations of anger, anxiety, hunger, or illness are more alike than we realize.
We may sometimes misinterpret those signals with grave consequences. But there are some practical ways to gain control of our feelings.
Emotional Intelligence(EQ), or the ability to be able to identify and respond to the other person’s feelings is a soft-skill based on two flawed assumptions:
New studies find that faces and bodies are not the perfect communicators of a person’s emotional state, and one cannot control someone’s emotion using logic, making the traditional understanding of Emotional Intelligence outdated.
Every moment that we are alive, our brain utilizes concepts to simulate the surrounding environment, practically creating ‘our’ world.
At any given moment, our brain tries to reconstruct, guess or compute what’s happening in the world using simulation. There is a lot of noisy, ambiguous information from our senses, which our brain uses to construct a simulation, and derive meaning from a fraction of the information(which seems relevant) while discarding the rest.
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