Emotional Intelligence

What is EI ? What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence Vs. Emotional Intelligence

EI is having the experience and strength to stop yourself.

AI has instructions to stop it self.

EI is having the experience and strength from not stopping yourself from taking a risk. What kind of risks is AI taking now ?

My definition of Emotional Intelligence is a balanced brain, for a balanced life. There is a time and place for everything. I would define emotional intelligence, the ability to say no to yourself and others if the decision is going to bring a negative outcome for you in the future.

Emotional Intelligence, you don’t arrive to a party too early and you know when to leave party.

When you have some drinks in you and your having fun, how do you stop yourself and you go for a glass water. Those are signs to of emotional intelligence .

EMOTIONAL Intelligence (EI), as a psychological theory, was developed in the late 1980s by Peter Salovay and John Mayer. The concept exploded into global awareness with the publication of the book of the same title in 1995 and subsequent similar titles by science journalist and author Daniel Goleman.

Salovey and Mayer originally described it as: “The ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth.”

 For both Plato and Aristotle, the rational soul battled the emotions and desires emanating from the animal soul. Modern psychologists have also distinguished between different pathways of decision making, for example conscious versus unconscious decision making, or alternatively, “hot” versus “cold” decision systems, also called “fast” versus “slow” systems by Daniel Kahneman.

Without emotional Intelligence we become vulnerable to addictions. More about drug use next blog post.

The concept of addiction was originally applied by psychologists and public health specialists mainly or exclusively to substances such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, opioids (natural and synthetic), and other drugs. More recently, many psychologists have come to regard various behaviors as potential addictions as well. Such addictive behaviors include gambling; social media; video games; shopping; unhealthy foods; exercise; extreme sports; risky sexual behaviors, and others. Such behaviors may become compulsive, with individuals pursuing them to excess, despite the awareness of their harmful nature to the individuals themselves and to those around them (including family and friends).

Five Traits of Emotional Intellect

This was subsequently amended and simplified to: “The ability to perceive emotion, integrate emotion to facilitate thought, understand emotions and to regulate emotions to promote personal growth.”

Emotional intelligence affects:

Your performance at school or work. High emotional intelligence can help you navigate the social complexities of the workplace, lead and motivate others, and excel in your career. In fact, when it comes to gauging important job candidates, many companies now rate emotional intelligence as important as technical ability and employ EQ testing before hiring.

Your physical health. If you’re unable to manage your emotions, you are probably not managing your stress either. This can lead to serious health problems. Uncontrolled stress raises blood pressure, suppresses the immune system, increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, contributes to infertility, and speeds up the aging process. The first step to improving emotional intelligence is to learn how to manage stress.

Your mental health. Uncontrolled emotions and stress can also impact your mental health, making you vulnerable to anxiety and depression. If you are unable to understand, get comfortable with, or manage your emotions, you’ll also struggle to form strong relationships. This in turn can leave you feeling lonely and isolated and further exacerbate any mental health problems.

Your relationships. By understanding your emotions and how to control them, you’re better able to express how you feel and understand how others are feeling. This allows you to communicate more effectively and forge stronger relationships, both at work and in your personal life.

Your social intelligence. Being in tune with your emotions serves a social purpose, connecting you to other people and the world around you. Social intelligence enables you to recognize friend from foe, measure another person’s interest in you, reduce stress, balance your nervous system through social communication, and feel loved and happy.

In conclusion take care of you health. Take care of your physical body. Take care of your mind. Take care of your spirituality. take care of your emotions we need to learn how to identify triggers so we can consciously take action. We all have friend or family member that drinks too much, or does some type of activity that is counterproductive. I want to improve my emotional intelligence to better and enjoy life.





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