How to improve emotional intelligence?
Mastering your emotional intelligence in order to become a more effective human being does not happen overnight. Practice is needed.
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Mastering your emotional intelligence in order to become a more effective human being does not happen overnight. Practice is needed. Here are some ways you can get started.
Not only is curiosity key to the learning process, but it is also great for overall life satisfaction, scientists say. Several research studies suggest that curious people have better relationships, connect better and enjoy socializing more. In fact, it is easier to attract other people and they feel socially closer to people who show curiosity.
Learn from your mistakes
Get used to trial and error. As you experiment, fail, try again and learn from your mistakes, accept that it is all part of the growth process, without any shame. We need to redefine failures and mistakes through new lenses and look at them as a key part of learning a new way of life.
Understand your weak points
Raising your emotional intelligence means acknowledging your weaknesses. You may not be aware of them, so be brave enough to think that what others are telling you is true. Look at this as an opportunity to have fun with everything that holds you back. Now you can do something about what others say is the problem. Encourage yourself to know that it is for your good. This will make you a better person in the service of others.
Keep your tongue behind your teeth in a tense moment
A good indicator of someone with high intelligence is observing his behavior in conflict. When an awkward situation occurs and you are tempted to attack, the best way to act in the heat of an argument may be to keep your mouth shut. This requires sharp self-awareness and self-control. This approach does not mean that you suppress your emotions when you are wronged. But it will help you examine your emotions in any situation, in order to understand how you feel and why, before you verbally attack the other party. This is the key to understanding how to react in an appropriate way, and not impulsively. Also, once you get calm, you will be able to resolve any argument much easier.