Rachel Shackleton of Green Key Personal Development: Emotional Intelligence; What It Is, Why It Is So Essential, And How We Can Increase It

Look for the positives in everything whether person, idea, situation or experience, before criticizing and highlighting the negatives. Positivity generates positivity, in other words like attracts like. If you want others to treat you with respect, give full attention to what you say and be positive, lead the way and do this for others first.

  • Self-Regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social Skills
  1. Change your response pattern by identifying your triggers. Increasing self-awareness of how you feel and respond to a particular statement, comment, person or attitude goes a long way to identifying triggers and increasing Emotional Intelligence through putting steps in place to change your response pattern.
  2. Show empathy by putting yourself in another person’s shoes especially when they are emotional. This helps them see that you care, you truly understand and are not passing any judgement. When responding verbally, use expressions that transmit your empathy for them and how they are feeling at that point in time. For example, phrases such as, “I would be so upset right now if that was me in your situation.” “I really feel for you right now.”
  3. Train yourself to connect first on a human level by taking a reading of how the other person you are talking to is feeling in the moment with so called “small talk”. Show respect by truly listening to the answer. Only after this carry on with the main reason for calling/talking to the person.
  4. Look for the positives in everything whether person, idea, situation or experience, before criticizing and highlighting the negatives. Positivity generates positivity, in other words like attracts like. If you want others to treat you with respect, give full attention to what you say and be positive, lead the way and do this for others first.

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