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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one's own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of others.

EQ can evolve and increase with our desire to learn and grow.

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With every challenging situation we encounter, ask questions such as “What is the lesson here?” 

How we handle stressful situations can make the difference between being assertive versus reactive, and poised versus frazzled. When under pressure, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep our cool. 

  • When you feel angry and upset with someone, take a deep breath and count slowly to ten. In most circumstances, by the time you reach ten, you'll figure out a better way of communicating the issue.
  • Try to put yourself in the difficult individual’s shoes, even for just a ...

One method to consider when needing to express difficult emotions is the XYZ technique - I feel X when you do Y in situation Z. 

... so they don't overwhelm you and affect your judgment. 

Sharing intimate feelings with someone in an appropriate relationship, in a manner that's nourishing and constructive, and being able to respond affirmatively when the other person does the same.

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