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Basic Innate Emotions

  • Happy – response to well-being
  • Sad – response to loss
  • Angry – response to threat
  • Fear – response to danger

Emotional Intelligence

  • Ability to recognize own emotions and other's emotions (know what happened)
  • Ability to identify own emotions and other's emotions (know what they are)
  • Ability to assess own emotions (self-monitoring) and other's emotion (evaluate them)
  • Ability to accept own emotions and other's emotions (without judgment or rejecting them)
  • Ability to respond own emotions and other's emotions cognitively (to guide behavior and decisions)

Importance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ – emotional intelligence quotient)

  • Physical intelligence (IQ) does not always lead to prudent decisions. Why?
  • Because decision-making is often heavily influenced by underlying emotions.
  • Although decision-making is a logical deduction process, emotions alter the logic by changing the premise in which logical decision is made.
  • Once the premise is change, the decision is logically altered as a result.
  • If emotions are not recognized cognitively, they often misguide us into making poor jugement in the decision making process.
  • For instance, anger often misled us into making decisions that we regret making if we were calm.

Grieving / Healing Process – Stages of Grieving for loss of valuables and loved ones

  • Shock / Disbelief / Denial – What? This is not happening.
  • Questioning / Anger / Blaming – Why is it happening?
  • Bargaining / Negotiating / Begging – Please turn back the hands of time.
  • Helplessness / Sadness / Loneliness – Reality sinks in, there is nothing anyone can do.
  • Acceptance / Resolution / Hope – Come to terms with it, let go and move on to the peaceful stage.

More Emotional Science 101

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