Everyone experiences and relates to feelings and emotions. Even the world around you communicates and sends emotional messages. Emotions contain valuable information about relationships and about the world around you.
This ability to perceive emotions starts with being aware of emotional cues, and accurately identifying what they mean. Being able to perceive emotions accurately in ourselves and others, enables us to make more effective choices.
How is this ability used? You need to be aware of your own feelings and emotions so that you have accurate information about the world around you. Being aware of others’ emotions is a key to working with people.
How we feel influences how we think. If you feel sad, you may view the world one way, while if you feel happy, you interpret the same events differently. People in a sad or negative mood tend to
Those in a more positive mood are better at generating new ideas and novel solutions to problems. Knowing which moods are best for which situations and “getting in the right mood” is an ability.
How is this ability used? If you stay aware of your emotions, which contain valuable information, and then use them to solve problems, the outcome may be more positive.
Emotions contain information, and our ability to understand this information and think about it plays an important role in our day-to-day life.
This ability answers questions such as: Why are we feeling happy? How will my friend respond if I say that to him? What will happen next if this happens to her?
How is this ability used? Insight into ourselves, and others, may require emotional knowledge. This knowledge helps us to understand people better.
If emotions contain information, then ignoring this information means that we can end up making poor decisions.
At times, we need to stay open to our feelings, learn from these feelings, and use this information to make decisions and to take appropriate action.
Sometimes, though, it may be best to disengage from an emotion and return to it later in order to manage it effectively. How is this ability used? If you can find the right balance in managing your emotions, both personally and professionally, it will improve your wellbeing and relationships.
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