7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Better than Everyone Else

Remember that the most important relationship is with your emotions

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1. They know how to validate other’s feelings

“Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.”

― Jill Bolte Taylor

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2. They know how to recognize emotions and their causes fast and precisely

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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3. They know that the nice and not-so-nice emotions are all trying to do us good

“Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier.”

― Sabaa Tahir

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4. They don’t try to change their emotional state. They let it express itself

“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”

― Anne Frank

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5. They avoid hurting others to protect their self-esteem

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

— Brené Brown

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6. They know how to master their emotions

“When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.”

— Baruch Spinoza

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7. They practice self-love

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

— Buddha

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Half engineer, half neuroscientist. Interested in humanities | Words in The Startup, TDS, The Ascent, Mind Cafe | alber.romgar@gmail.com

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