To play this life well we all need to practice, whether we thing other things are more important or not. We need to practice patience, and listening, we need to practice empathy and understanding differing approaches and viewpoints. We need to practice practicing!
What do you do when you find yourself cornered by an energy Vampire? Garlic repels everyone, even the people you like and to be frank, who wouldn’t a stake through the heart kill… That solution is inadvisable at best. Being subjected to the routine energy sucking behavior of an energy vampire is, well, draining!
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.
Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking.
Here are 15 of the characteristics people with high EQ possess:
Emotional Intelligence is not about sitting in a lotus position or hugging everyone you meet. Really emotionally intelligent leaders are balanced, gracious and dynamic. They share their passion, and support those around them. Fostering good EQ is crucial for team success… and it doesn’t hurt in 1:1 relationships either! Here are 6 characteristics emotionally intelligent leaders possess...
Over time, listening openly and attentively to others helps to cultivate trust. Reflect on your experiences: The more connected you feel to someone, the more you tend to trust that person, and the easier it becomes to talk. This contributes to a sense of psychological safety, which according to a Google study is the key to successful teams. The ability to take risks and speak up can be the difference between thwarting a mistake or learning from one. In the end, everyone benefits.
Personal development is about investing in yourself so that you can manage yourself effectively regardless of what life might bring your way.
Personal development allows you to be proactive. Rather than wait for good things to happen, you get out there and make them happen.
You may not always achieve your objective, but you will experience a richer and more rewarding life when you commit to pursuing your own objectives. Making that commitment to personal development is the first step on the path to personal fulfillment.
#1 Letting the Opinions of Others Control Your Life
- It’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts.
- You have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.
#2 The Shame of Past Failures
- Your past does not equal your future.
- All that matters is what you do right now.