Show Emotional Intelligence
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People are often so focused on showing how much they care about you, that they forget to show their true selves. They put on fake smiles and laugh loudly with you for as long as you allow them to, but underneath all of that there is no real communication happening.
They may seem nice at first, but soon you will notice things such as changes in their behavior or appearances, and this won’t be pleasant. These signs indicate something is wrong.
Emotions don’t lie. If someone isn’t feeling very happy, it usually means they aren’t very comfortable around you. You can probably tell when this happens because they start acting differently.
It could be anything from looking unhappy or frustrated, to behaving aggressively towards you, to talking less than before. This could get worse if you try to talk to them, or ask them what happened because chances are they wouldn’t say.
No one wants to feel like they have to work hard to make people enjoy being around them, but sometimes this is just not possible. It might be due to personal limitations that nobody knows about, or health issues, but none of these are good excuses for disappearing.
If you want to see who your significant other really is, look beyond the surface.
Factors that impact emotional intelligence
One of the biggest factors impacting your emotional intelligence is how you’re raised. How parents relate to each other, how they communicate, what values they live by, and whether those values are moral or ethical — all have an effect on how you develop as a person.
The way our society functions now is very materialistic. We value money and things more than we do people. This has influenced young people growing up in this era, which is why there are so many cases of children who grow up in rich families but lack empathy.
If someone does something good for you, you don't feel gratitude towards them, you feel grateful because it showed interest in you. If someone else gets some nice thing, you can become jealous and feel bad about yourself.
This will influence your emotional quotient as you get older. You'll need to work hard to counteract these effects.
How to be more emo
Being an emotional person is not a bad thing! Having lots of emotions can make your life much happier.
Many people believe that being emotionally strong means being very serious all the time. These individuals are sometimes referred to as “somber” or “serious” people.
But this isn't the right way to use your energy. Not every situation calls for you to get seriously emotional.
A few years ago, my friend was annoyed by some rude comments another person made about her dress. So she bought several similar dresses and wore one of them while cleaning house.
She felt good about herself and hissed everyone's name under her breath as she cleaned everywhere with a vengeance. Her mood didn't dip into sadness or anger, it stayed in excitement. She called herself names but none were printed.
This type of behavior is what I would describe as using your energy on emotional intelligence.
Ways to improve your emotional intelligence
Developing your emotional quotient (EQ) is an important part of being happy and successful in life.
Many professionals develop their EQ through personal relationships, working with others, and understanding other people’s emotions. In fact, effective leadership depends on it!
Running into someone for the first time can be tricky. You don’t know what they will say or do next.
But if you watch how they respond to those things, you learn something about them. And more importantly, you get a sense of whether this person seems like they would be a good fit for the long term.
It sounds crazy, but developing your EQ isn’t just a nice thing to do — it makes you happier. A recent study even found that people who are high in EQ experience lower levels of stress than people with low EQ.
Meditating is a great way to develop your emotional intelligence. Many experts suggest doing short, regular sessions of focused relaxation or mindfulness exercises to reap the benefits of meditation.
There are many types of meditation, but most focus on stilling the mind and clearing your thoughts. This helps reduce stress and strengthen your self-control.
Some popular forms of meditation include yoga, Buddhist practices like sitting or lying down with your legs spread under you, and mindfulness techniques such as focusing on breathing or listening for sounds.
Practice mediation every day to boost its effectiveness.
A mood board is an artist’s tool for gathering inspiration. It is typically made up of products or materials that inspire an artist to create new pieces. The products used in the design show how passionate the creator is about their craft, and they are illustrated with either pictures or descriptions of why it influenced them.
Mood boards help artists focus more clearly by taking out some of the distractions that can arise from looking at other people’s work. Artists use these products in their own designs to connect with others on a similar wavelength as themselves, which helps develop their artistic personality.
Artists also use mood boards to identify what styles appeal to them so that they can incorporate those elements into their own work. By doing this, they hone their creativity and self-awareness as artists.