The Neuroscientific View Of Emotional Intelligence
A scientific way to define and understand emotional intelligence is to view your brain as a construction, an on-the-fly builder of thoughts, emotions, and perceptions.
The reflex-like emotional reactions are just the tip of the iceberg, and the brain is constantly shape-shifting itself and processing the sensory inputs that are received into useful predictions and actions.
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by your emotions that you said or did something you quickly came to regret? (Can anyone honestly deny this question?) The truth is, most of us could probably benefit from learning to handle our emotions more constructively.
Do you ever struggle to shake off bad moods? Or wish you could bounce back a little faster from stressful or frustrating experiences? If so, join the club. Most of us struggle with difficult emotions and moods because we were never taught much about our emotions, either how they work or how to work with them.