Monday, May 25, 2015

Get IN Your Feelings.

As I was browsing Facebook today, I noticed an article entitled The Psychology of Sensitivity: 9 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent.

I read it. And it was good.

To be "emotionally intelligent" is to be very aware of your own emotions as well as sensitive to those of others. It allows you to extend empathy to other people and put yourself in their shoes so that you can better navigate relationships. Personally, I believe this is one of those "soft skills" that no one truly teaches you in school or college. It comes naturally and more naturally for some than others.

Interested in knowing if you're emotionally intelligent? Check out these tips and evaluate yo' self...

  • You have a realistic sense of self confidence. 

In other words, you realize that you're just like everyone else. You know you have strengths and weaknesses, yet you're skilled in how to develop those areas.

  • You know how your feelings operate.

  • Nobody knows YOU better than YOU. You can feel a b*tch fit coming a mile away and you know exactly when to call it quits. Emotionally intelligent people have no problem sorting out the how's and why's of their own feelings.

    • You don't break under pressure. 
    When you're so aware of what excites you or makes you tick, it's much easier to be relaxed during times of distress. You can foresee what's coming and most importantly, you're in tune to prepare your reaction. Even if push comes to shove and you overreact, you're most likely to recover quickly.

    These are just 3 of the nine signs indicated in the Facebook article I read scanned. If you're really interested in checking out the rest, follow the link here:

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