“Impression management is the psychopath’s favorite tool.”
Not every Psychopath looks and acts like Hannibal Lecter and they won’t all eat you for dinner. But one thing that they do all have in common is a desire to manage your impressions of them.
For a long time people have been unsure about handling their emotionality, their emotional reactivity to a stimulus. Amazingly little explicit training is available for this complicated task. Some of the lessons about emotions we acquire in life seem contradictory. People are taught to trust their feelings and to follow…
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?
Emotional Intelligence (EI) measures the ability to realize your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others, and to effectively and productively manage them. Easy, we’re all experts, right? We don’t gossip; are always calm; never buy into other’s dramas; don’t complain, or dwell in the past. If we do, then we could become victims of low EI. Those traits are all classic symptoms of low Emotional Intelligence.
It is possible to improve your Emotional Intelligence by following a series of positive steps. EI, unlike IQ, can evolve over time as one matures and faces new experiences. EI could be considered a coping mechanism, necessary to get through life’s traumas and dramas; however, effective improvement must be taught and practiced. How do you begin this transformation?