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Emotional intelligence

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Finding Emotional Balance

Recognizing that you need to choose your battles keeps you from becoming overly anxious and burning out.

Although anger can be positive and lead to action against unacceptable situations, thinking of the consequences of your reactions leads to more effective strategies.

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Communication

  • Self-awareness: Do you get anxious in loud environments? Self-awareness is knowing these things about yourself.
  • Self-regulation deals with your ability to manage your own emotions. 
  • Motivation: You know how to motivate yourself and create or continue projects because you choose to.
  • Empathy: It means recognizing the emotions of others.
  • Socialization: It is your ability to navigate social situations, including conveying your ideas to co-workers or dealing with a conflict in a relationship.

An Adult's Guide to Social Skills, for Those Who Were Never Taught

nytimes.com

Labeling and mislabeling

Those who label or mislabel will habitually place labels that are often inaccurate or negative on themselves and others.

“He’s a whiner.” “She’s a phony.” “I’m just a useless worrier.”

These labels tend to define people and contribute to a one-dimensional view of them, paving the way for overgeneralizations to move in.

Labeling cages people into roles that don’t always apply and prevents us from seeing people (ourselves included) as we really are.

It’s also a big no-no in relationship conflicts.

How Cognitive Distortions Can Fuel Your Stress

verywellmind.com

Victim blaming

Sometimes when another person has suffered a terrible experience, people make the mistake of blaming the victim for their circumstances. 

This is the reason why victims of crimes are often asked what they might have done differently to prevent the crime.

This tendency stems from the need to believe that the world is a fair and just place. People want to believe that people get what they deserve and deserve what they get—it fools them into thinking that such terrible things could never happen to them.

Why Empathy Is Important

verywellmind.com

Social skils

True emotional understanding involves more than just understanding your own emotions and those of others. You also need to be able to put this information to work in your daily interactions and communications.

How to improve social skills:

  • Ask open-ended questions.
  • Find icebreakers that will help start conversations.
  • Notice other people's social skills.
  • Practice good eye contact.
  • Practice your social skills.
  • Practice active listening.
  • Show interest in others.
  • Watch your body language.

5 Key Components of Emotional Intelligence

verywellmind.com

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