If you feel like no one understands you, then you’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for humans to be misunderstood. After all, other people don’t have access to your thoughts, so they’re never going the see the world exactly as you see it. Also, humans communicate via facial expressions, and facial expressions can be extremely misleading. So, in the words of Heidi Halvorson, “you are harder to understand than you ...

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For many, the holiday season brings a great deal of joy. The festivities can bring a celebration of family, friends and good food. It is a time to relax, unwind and reflect on the past year. However, this period can also bring stress and may not be a joyful time for some. It can be a difficult period for those who are going through a tough time, or even for those ...

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High emotional intelligence is being hailed as equally, if not more, important than a high IQ. In this article, we explore why emotional intelligence is so important and what you can do to increase yours. Why is emotional intelligence important? Research into the importance of emotional intelligence (also known as ‘EQ’) has highlighted the positive effects a high EQ can have on physical and mental health, job performance, and relationships. Emotional ...

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Emotional maturity is a prerequisite for a contented life and can be a pivotal factor in how we deal with the world around us. So what is this magical character trait and how can it be achieved? What is emotional maturity? When we think about maturity, the first thing that comes to mind is usually age. However, when it comes to emotional maturity, the age of a person is not always ...

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Psychologist Carl Jung stated that integrating your shadow can lead to a more fulfilling life. But what is the shadow self? How do we identify it? Let’s take a look. What is the shadow self? Jungian theory explained Carl Jung was a Swiss psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who researched aspects of the human psyche in the first half of the 20th century. He was the president of the International Psychoanalytical Association for ...

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Imagine a world-class researcher who’s too anxious to give a lecture. Or a busy, self-made millionaire who’s desperately lonely. These people are smart, but they may lack emotional intelligence. As Daniel Goleman said, “out of control emotions can make smart people stupid”. So, we should treat emotional intelligence (EI) with the seriousness it deserves. Studies show that people with higher EI make better leaders. They also form more satisfying relationships with ...

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