The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science. However, according to psychologist Daniel Goleman in his monumental book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, “emotional intelligence” (EQ) is another … Continue reading

The Objective Therapist: How to Encourage Self-Analysis Through Conversation

When someone goes to see a therapist, what they are often looking for is someone who is an objective, outside listener who they can share all their thoughts and feelings with, without the fear of being judged. An objective therapist … Continue reading

Emotional Distance Isn’t Always a Bad Thing In Your Relationships

Traditional wisdom says the closer two people are in a relationship, the better. But recent research shows that this isn’t necessarily the case. A 2013 study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that the key to healthy … Continue reading

Emotional Labor: The Role of Emotions at Work

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild coined the term “emotional labor” to refer to professions which require individuals to express certain emotions, regardless of how they feel. The idea here is that employees are often expected to display the right emotions to properly … Continue reading