by Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of “The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness“
People who are emotionally intelligent have the ability to identify and manage their own feelings. But just as importantly, they are also good at recognizing when someone else is feeling a certain way, and empathize with them. This makes them good friends, good partners, and good leaders.
Emotionally intelligent people:
1. Think about feelings.
Emotional intelligence is largely about awareness, both of self and others. Self-reflection is key, as is empathy. You may not agree with someone, but you can see where they’re coming from.
2. Try to control their thoughts.
You may not be able to control how you feel all the time, but you can control how you react by monitoring your thoughts. If you can rein in your thoughts, you can avoid becoming a … Read the rest