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How To Tell If You’re Emotionally Intelligent

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage both your emotions and the emotions of others. Being emotionally intelligent is important for forming good relationships, be that in the workplace or your social life. It’s often the difference between acting in an acceptable manner and doing or saying something unreasonable.

So how can you tell if you’re emotionally intelligent? There are certain signs for which to look out.

1. You accept criticism without anger, blame or denial

Being self-aware is a sign of emotional intelligence, and this manifests itself in the ability to see your faults and accept when you’ve made a mistake. People with a high EQ (emotional intelligence) make a note of the criticism, analyse what they’ve been told and learn from it.

2. You embrace change

Emotionally intelligent people don’t fear change – they’re flexible and always happy to adapt to new circumstances.

3. You empathize

The ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes is a key sign of emotional intelligence. The same goes for being able to tell when a colleague or friend is stressed or upset is a skill.

4. You think about your own reactions

Emotionally intelligent people don’t just think about how they’re making others feel but also about how their reactions will affect others. It’s important to think things through and weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before reacting strongly.

5. You don’t get offended easily

Most emotionally intelligent people aren’t overly sensitive. This is because if you feel secure in yourself and know who you are, it’s hard to be offended by what people say.

6. You don’t dwell on negative thoughts, you let mistakes go

Whether it’s a mistake you or your colleague has made, emotionally intelligent people don’t ruminate on it, they focus on the positive and move on.

7. You don’t hold grudges

Similarly, the ability to move on, forgive and forget is a sign of emotional intelligence. Letting go of a grudge makes you feel better, which is something emotionally intelligent people know.

8. You’re curious about people

Do you find yourself always asking more questions about people than most of ask you because you’re genuinely interested? If so, you may be more emotionally intelligent than most. Curiosity is highly linked to empathy.

Perhaps most important, however, emotionally intelligent people know they’re in control of their own happiness, and nothing that anyone else can say will affect that.

So what are your thoughts? Leave a reply in the comments box below 🙂


Article reference: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/life-style/emotional-intelligence-eq-how-to-tell-if-you-a7931816.html%3famp

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100 Deep Quotes And Sayings About Depression That Everyone Should Know (Part 7)

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69. Depression is anger turned inward.

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70. What do you want to do with your life, then? is often the question I'm asked. To be honest, I don't know. I really don't.

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71. The sun stopped shining for me is all.

72. Do you know that feeling? When everything you do seems like a struggle. Where you dont wanna leave the house because you know everyone is judging you. Where you cant even ask for directions in fear that they criticise you. Where everyone always seems to be picking out your flaws. That feeling where you feel so damn sick for no reason. Do you know that feeling where you look in the mirror and completely hate what you see. When you grab handfuls and handfuls of fat and just want to cut it all off. That feeling when you see other beautiful girls and just wish you looked like them.

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73. What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice inside my head.

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74. No reason to feel depressed about being depressed. A depression can be a golden opportunity to collect the pieces and build ourselves anew.

75. Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair.

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76. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.

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77. Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.

78. I never knew it was possible to be so miserable in so many ways.

79. I wanted a heaven. And I grew up striving for that world -- an eternal world- that would wash away my temporary misery.

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81. If you take action while you are made, you will always make the wrong decision.

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500 Words You Should Know (Part 7)

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71. Draconian

Draco was an Ancient Athenian politician who introduced a code of laws according to which a startling number of crimes were punishable by death. The adjective derived from his name therefore means exceedingly strict, severe. It’s most often used to describe such things as discipline, punishment, rules and regulations, but if a person whose views on these things were harsh they could be accused of having draconian attitudes, or indeed of being draconian himself.

72. Effrontery

Cheek, insolence, as in ‘He had the effrontery to say I never give him anything after I paid for his whole family to go on holiday last year’. Not to be confused with affronted, meaning offended, which is how the person uttering that last complaint might feel. 

73. Enormity

A commonly misused word, this does not mean enormousness. It means appallingness, great wickedness, ‘He seemed not to realize the enormity of his crime’ means he didn’t acknowledge he had done something dreadful, but not necessarily that he had wiped out an entire city.

74. Ersatz

From the German for ‘replacement’ this is an adjective describing an inferior imitation of something more valuable or attractive: ‘It was one of those twee little hotels with ersatz Victorian furniture’ or ‘Ersatz lemon meringue pie, made with some awful artificial lemon substitute.’

75. Etiolated

In the plant world, this describes a green plant that has gone pale through lack of sunlight; in human terms it means pale and weak: ‘His skin had that etiolated look of a video-game player who has spent his youth on his game console’.

76. Excoriate

This means literally to take the skin off, so metaphorically to flay someone alive, to criticize very severely. A critic might, for example, write an excoriating review of a film or play he loathed, while an angry politician might make an excoriating criticism of government policy.

77. Extravaganza

An Italian word, this time related to extravagance and meaning a very showy and elaborate performance, the sort of thing that might have been put on by Hollywood director Busby Berkeley. Special effects, fancy costumes, fireworks – you name it, an extravaganza has it. Expense is no object and taste is rarely a consideration.

78. Facile

An extract from the Atlantic Monthly dated 1900 gives a particularly damning use of this word: “The English drawing master did not teach art, but facile tricks of the brush.’ Facile comes from the Latin for easy and did once mean just that. In  modern usage, however, it has the added sense of being just a bit too easy and thus having little value: a facile victory is more or less a walkover; a facile remark is a glib one, easy to make but not requiring much thought.

79. Fallacious

In logic a fallacy is an error of reasoning that produces a misleading conclusion; fallacious therefore means illogical, misleading, as in a fallacious argument or a fallacious news report. It’s also worth being aware of what philosophers call the fallacy of many questions, of which ‘When did you stop beating your wife?’ is the most frequently given example. It means that the question presupposes something that may be false, but you can’t answer it without acknowledging the accusation. Lose-lose. 

80. Fastidious

This means picky, critical, hard to please and the Latin roots conjure up its connotations beautifully: they are the words for pride and weariness (the second part of fastidious is related to tedious and tedium). So the fastidious person looks down on something as being beneath her and manages to be bored with it at the same time. You might pick fastidiously at your food if it didn’t appeal to you or lift your trouser legs fastidiously so as not to get them wet on a rainy day. 

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