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Emotional Intelligence Research


Emotional Intelligence

This is a relatively new concept. Not to say, we haven’t always had emotional intelligence it is just that we haven’t put a label on this human quality until recently. Emotional Intelligence is the key not only to relationships, love and other emotions. It is also the key to life. Here is s brief overview:

There are 6 primary short lived emotions that most of us feel:

  • happiness
  • surprise
  • fear
  • sadness
  • disgust
  • fear

One of the ways we express our emotions is through facial movements and we have 42 sets of muscles available to use to express our emotions.

In addition, there are 6 moods that most of us experience for shorter or longer periods of time, namely:

  • well being/malaise
  • calm/tense
  • pain/pleasure

And, there is also a social layer of emotion

  • jealousy
  • embarrassment
  • guilt
  • shame
  • pride

When, what are our given set of emotions are taken to the extreme, we begin to function badly. For example, out of control fear can turn to anxiety and phobias and extreme pleasure may take us into addiction.

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So, I guess the question is, while we all feel along the continuum of emotions from normal to extreme can we keep ourselves on an even keel most of the time?

Those of us who can do this, how do we do it? What makes some people better at emotional intelligence than others? It is a matter of personal development but not everyone values or strives for EI.

Why is that? This is what the study of EI IQ is all about.

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