Emotional Intelligence

Many of us are aware of IQ (Intelligence Quotient). Designed to measure intellectual intelligence, it gives a score from a series of tests. Higher IQs indicate better cognitive abilities, or the ability to learn and understand. People with higher IQs are more likely to do well academically without exerting the same amount of mental effort …

Gratitude

Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness and warmth. This social emotion strengthens relationships. Gratitude starts with noticing the goodness in life. Following are a few tips to foster gratitude: Keep a …

Guilt

Guilt is a feeling people typically have after doing something wrong, intentionally or accidentally. A person’s sense of guilt usually relates to their moral code. Guilt is not necessarily bad. Sometimes it is even productive. Feeling bad after making a mistake can lead to change, such as an apology or a decision to make different …

Aggression

Aggressive behaviour can cause physical or emotional harm to others. It may range from verbal abuse to physical abuse. It can also involve harming personal property. Aggressive behaviour violates social boundaries. Occasional aggressive outbursts are common and even normal in right circumstances. However, you should speak to your doctor if you experience aggressive behaviour frequently …

Empathy

Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what people feel, seeing things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially it is putting yourself in someone else’s position and feeling what they must be feeling. When you see another person suffering, you might be able to instantly envision yourself in another …

Self-Compassion

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how difficult his or her experience …