Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren’t Taught in School | LifeHacker #EmotionalIntelligence


You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others. These skills can be valuable, but you’ll never get them in a classroom.

Emotional intelligence is a shorthand that psychological researchers use to describe how well individuals can manage their own emotions and react to the emotions of others. People who exhibit emotional intelligence have the less obvious skills necessary to get ahead in life, such as managing conflict resolution, reading and responding to the needs of others, and keeping their own emotions from overflowing and disrupting their lives. In this guide, we’ll look at what emotional intelligence is, and how to develop your own.

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2 thoughts on “Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren’t Taught in School | LifeHacker #EmotionalIntelligence

  1. This is so important! Especially for highschool students, when they are going through so many hormonal changes combined with having to deal with academic and social pressures, learning how to manage emotions could really make a difference and set them up for life.

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    • You are so right! Looking back I wish I had more growth and support to kickstart my emotional maturity. Would’ve helped so much with communicating preparing during conflict and confrontational situations. Emotional regulation is even more important in certain professions and especially for women.

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