Raising your emotional intelligence involves knowing when to be happy, sad, excited, anxious, or even vigilant.
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People who self-regulate think before they act, have the ability to say no and shift their thoughts to prevent their emotions from controlling them.
By learning to control and manage your emotions, especially your impulses, you are able to prepare yourself for emotional self-management.
Willing to defer immediate results to establish long-term success, emotionally intelligent people are generally characterized as motivated. They are motivated to look at a problem and find a resolution in a calm and rational way. When it comes to their careers, motivation drives emotionally intelligent people to be more productive and passionate about succeeding.
Being able to talk easily and connect with others. Being socially responsible demonstrates that you really care about others and not just about your own personal gain.
Having a high emotional intelligence gives you the social skills to manage the emotions of others too.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they’re telling you, and realize how they affect the people around you.
People who function at a high rate of emotional intelligence have the ability to adjust their behaviors and are more effective at recognizing and managing their own emotions as well as the emotions of others.
Use present language to help focus more on the present moment. Put your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs on paper.
Knowing how to express your emotions can often help you manage them in a proper and healthy way. Don’t be afraid to give yourself the gift of silence and meditation.
Increasing your ability to empathize can help you get closer to others, gain their support when you need it, and potentially defuse high-charged conflicts in your professional and personal life.
Be aware and listen carefully to what others are telling you. You know you are becoming more empathetic when you’re able to decipher and recognize the feelings of others.
Research has recently shown that people tend to feel unhappy whenever they focus on what brings them happiness in the long term.
However, if they chose to stay in the present moment, their happiness would not be in any way affected. Therefore, if you really want to feel happy, try focusing on the current happiness instead of thinking at a future one, because that can only bring worries and stress to your mind.
Emotionally intelligent people don't get offended or defensive when facing criticism.
They take a few moments to understand where the critique is coming from, how it is affecting others or their own performance and how they can constructively resolve any issues.