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Posts Tagged ‘Emotional Intelligence’

How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

What does it mean to have “thick skin?” Usually, it means a person is able to take criticism, insults, and unpleasant information without getting too emotional and riled up about it. A person who doesn’t have thick skin can be very sensitive and over-reactive. You’ll often find them yelling, crying, or being defensive whenever they […]

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7 Ways to Connect More With Your Emotional Self

For many of us, it can be hard to properly express our emotions. We tend to either keep our emotions bottled up and not show them to anyone, or they overflow and spill out in unhealthy and unexpected ways. In our society, emotions are often seen as a sign of weakness. They are viewed as […]

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Question Your Feelings

One of the first pillars of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. This is the process of better understanding your feelings through self-observation and self-inquiry. It requires that we look at our emotions from an objective viewpoint, and then be honest about what’s causing them and how they are influencing our actions. Emotions guide human behavior. They […]

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Healthy Escapism: The Emotional Intelligence Behind Fantasy and Distraction

One important aspect of emotional intelligence is knowing when to engage with an emotion vs. when to disengage from an emotion. By changing how we respond to our feelings, we can exercise more effective self-regulation and emotional management. While often it is healthy to accept your emotions, reflect on them, and release them, sometimes it’s […]

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5 Signs You’re a Slave to Your Emotions

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” Elizabeth Gilbert Our emotions have a huge amount of power over our choices and actions – and we can either become a master or a slave to them. When you’re a slave to your emotions, they can motivate you […]

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