7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Better than Everyone Else

Remember that the most important relationship is with your emotions


1. They know how to validate other’s feelings

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

― Jill Bolte Taylor


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


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


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


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


6. They know how to master their emotions

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

— Baruch Spinoza


7. They practice self-love

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

— Buddha



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

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