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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Jun 25, 2019. 7 comments

Set Reminders for Emotional 'Check-Ins' With Your Partner

Set Reminders for Emotional 'Check-Ins' With Your Partner

Some people are adept at being emotionally present enough with their partner to regularly check in, voice appreciation and send a sweet or funny text just because. And some people are ... not.

If you have trouble expressing your emotions to the people you care about most—or you just plain forget to—the solution could be simple: Send yourself a few reminders throughout the day.

When Chris...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Dec 19, 2018. 6 comments

How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

There’s school smart, street smart, business smart, but we tend to forget about feelings smart: emotional intelligence. Like your ability to think critically, your ability to read and express emotions can be developed. 

All exercises designed to gradually increase are abilities involve dedication, and that includes heightening one’s “EQ.” Author Justin Bariso writes for Inc.com that his new...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Nov 28, 2018. 1 comments

When It Actually Pays Off to Be Vulnerable at Work

When It Actually Pays Off to Be Vulnerable at Work

Workplace culture varies widely across fields, but most people would agree that there isn’t a lot of room for human weakness in most offices. For the emotionally intelligent person, however, a little vulnerability can actually give you a surprising amount of power.

Writer Gwen Moran spoke with leadership consultants Peter Bregman and Mike Robbins for Fast Company about why they counsel their...

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Apr 15, 2018. 4 comments

Manage and Express Emotions Better with This Two-Step Process

Manage and Express Emotions Better with This Two-Step Process

Ever have one of those days where you’re just pissed off for no reason? Or you’re anxious, but can’t really narrow down why? Over at The Atlantic, they spoke with David Caruso, co-founder of the Emotional Intelligence Skills Group to come up with a process for managing those emotions.

The idea here is kind of obvious, but it’s also something most of use don’t do. It’s essentially a two-step...

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Mar 08, 2018. 6 comments

Don’t Discount the Intelligence of Emotions

Don’t Discount the Intelligence of Emotions

Intelligence and emotion are often presented as mutually exclusive, but they don’t have to be. Emotional intelligence can help you develop better relationships, work harder, and manage your feelings. To hone it, recognize the value in your raw emotions.

Brain Pickings presents an interesting point: sometimes our intellect can blind us to the wisdom of our emotions. As they put it, pain can put...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Mar 05, 2018. 13 comments

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence by Ditching the Word "Interesting"

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence by Ditching the Word "Interesting"

Every one of your day to day conversations is an opportunity to express your thoughts and perspective. Not only does it allow others to know the real you, but it also gives you a chance to learn things about yourself. The word “interesting” is probably holding you back.

Your friend finishes describing something they’re passionate about, and you nod your head and follow up with, “That’s...

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Feb 26, 2018. 6 comments

How to Read Your Coworker's Personalities for Better Collaboration

How to Read Your Coworker's Personalities for Better Collaboration

Personality is a major factor to the workplace—understanding not just how your own personality affects the way you act and the decisions you make, but how the personalities of the people you interact with inform their behavior and your relationship to them. But some of us are better at reading and reacting to personality than others.

This post was originally published on Fast...

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Dec 27, 2017. 2 comments

“When You Don’t Know What to Do, Help Someone Else”

“When You Don’t Know What to Do, Help Someone Else”

We’ve all had moments in which we’ve felt completely hopeless and helpless. During those moments, you struggle to figure out how to move forward. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s anything you can do to move forward. When all else fails, try helping someone else.

Personal finance writer Cait Flanders discusses how she embraced this concept after chatting with a friend (David Cain of

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Dec 22, 2017. 3 comments

Why Introspection Is Important

Why Introspection Is Important

We know emotional intelligence is important. It helps us empathize with other people so we communicate better and fight less. It helps us understand our own actions so we can be more productive and less reactionary . It’s not always easy, though, and this video from the School of Life explains how it can go wrong.

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)...

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Sep 18, 2017. 19 comments

How to Respond to Your Child's Emotional Meltdown and Help Them Grow

How to Respond to Your Child's Emotional Meltdown and Help Them Grow

Aren’t you amazed at how seemingly random things can send our kids into a complete emotional meltdown? In the heat of the moment, emotions run high for us parents too.
So what’s the best way to cool down the situation and help your child learn how to manage their emotions?

This post originally appeared on A Fine Parent.

It doesn’t matter whether the child is 4 or 14. In the moments before a...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Sep 11, 2017. 2 comments

Increase Your Emotional Intelligence by Expanding Your Vocabulary

Increase Your Emotional Intelligence by Expanding Your Vocabulary

We all have feelings and emotions, but accurately expressing them to others is harder to do. If that sounds like you, and you're looking to grow your emotional intelligence, you can start by expanding your emotional vocabulary.

Our emotional intelligence is what helps us explore day-to-day social interactions with an understanding of others and how we should behave around them. To have...

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Heather Yamada-Hosley Heather Yamada-Hosley Aug 29, 2017. 8 comments

How Empathy Helps You Deal with Mean People

How Empathy Helps You Deal with Mean People

Empathy is a solid strategy when it comes to handling toxic people , but it isn’t always easy to dig up when faced with one of them. Here’s how you can be empathetic towards them, even if they don’t know it, and why it more importantly helps you to even bother.

Seven Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People

Are there people who constantly criticize you, tell you that you can’t do...

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Heather Yamada-Hosley Heather Yamada-Hosley Aug 18, 2017. 7 comments

Visit Museums to Boost Your Empathy

Visit Museums to Boost Your Empathy

Empathy is overwhelmingly important to success. It’s a skill you have to build , and Greater Good suggests that one way to build it is by visiting museums.

At first glance, museums may seem to be more about educating the public and displaying art or artifacts, but the beautiful thing about them is that they also provide access to perspectives other than our own, from people of all walks of...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Aug 17, 2017. 9 comments

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence by Watching Great Television Dramas

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence by Watching Great Television Dramas

Who says watching TV can’t be good for you? A recent study suggests that watching top notch television dramas like Mad Men and The Good Wife can help you develop your emotional intelligence and empathy.

The results of the study led by researchers Jessica Black and Jennifer L. Barnes, and published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, compared two controlled groups...

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Sep 20, 2016. 2 comments

This Two-Minute Video Is A Basic Guide To Meditation

This Two-Minute Video Is A Basic Guide To Meditation

Meditation is a simple exercise with all sorts of productivity and health benefits . If you’ve never done it before, this video does an excellent job of breaking down the basics.

All the Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness According to Science

Mindfulness and meditation offer a host of benefits that we're still learning about via…

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The video is narrated by Dan...

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