𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 – 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 – 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲.
There are healthier ways to respond, like reappraisal, and unhealthy ways, like avoiding or suppressing emotions.
The ability to regulate our own emotions positively is one of the benefits of emotional intelligence.
Our emotional perception, as well as how certain responses may trigger reactive emotions in others – like responding to someone’s anger with a sarcastic comment – allows us to respond in a more consciously healthy, empathetic, and cooperative way.
When we self-manage our emotions, we can use them as feedback for further growth and learning. Emotional understanding allows us to use perspective-taking, awareness, and sensitivity to emotional cues to respond supportively with others.
Rather than working from a fixed set of responses for all emotionally charged situations, those with higher emotional intelligence can use their capacity to respond depending on the context.
Higher emotional intelligence has been linked to better academic performance, workplace outcomes, and more mental resilience.
𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙨𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙡𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙙𝙮𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙘 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨.
With greater adaptation required in our daily work lives, we can develop and broaden how we engage with others in more positive and human ways.
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