Emotional Intelligence

The Curiosity Quotient: Insights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last week I attended the Sydney Writers’ Festival and was fortunate enough to hear Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times columnist about the age of acceleration in his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He made a very compelling argument that in order to equip ourselves well for future work, we need to adopt five mindsets; First: think like an immigrant, because we are all immigrants to the age of acceleration.…

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How can a Leader Cultivate a Culture of Curiosity in the Workplace? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Curiosity is what makes leaders, managers and employees stay relevant in their respective roles. Look at any business that is underperforming, they are likely to have a mindset that doesn’t foster curiosity which in turn prevents innovation and new ideas to flourish. As written about on CIO.com’s article “Why curious people make better employees”,, hire people who are curious as they are very likely to want to learn and improve things. These people too probably have better relationships as the…

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Let People Know When You Are Having a Bad Day – Self Improvement Article

Often times when we lash out or get angry with someone, it’s not the other person’s fault – but our own. We are ultimately responsible for how we respond to other people. When we are angry or frustrated and we take that out on someone else, that’s often due to our own mismanagement of our stress and emotions. Of course it’s “easier said than done.” When you find yourself amped up and heated, it becomes increasingly more difficult to regulate…

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When To Keep Your Mouth Shut and Preserve Your Energy – Self Improvement Article

When someone says a stupid or rude comment in front of you, it’s tempting to want to immediately respond to it. However, often it’s best to just keep your mouth shut and ignore it. Of course, practicing silence is easier said than done. We have a natural impulse to want to defend ourselves when we feel personally attacked or someone says something that offends us. But what good comes when you feel the need to always respond to others or…

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Don’t Be the Person Who Tries to “One Up” Everyone – Self Improvement Article

It’s important for a business to “one up” their competition to succeed, but the same isn’t necessarily true for our relationships. One-upmanship is when someone does or says something in order to show off or prove that they are better than someone else. For example, when someone tells a story to a friend about how they finally got into the college they really wanted to go to, but then the friend responds with, “Oh yeah? Well I just got accepted…

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Focus on Sharing More Good News With People – Self Improvement Article

When you talk with people, do you usually share good news or bad news? The answer to this question could make a big difference in how people perceive you overall. While we often say “don’t shoot the messenger” when delivering bad news, the truth is that most people have a hard time separating the message vs. the messenger. In one interesting study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers conducted 11 different experiments (real and imagined) and discovered that…

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5 Skills to Help You Develop Emotional Intelligence- Self Improvement Article

An astronaut is probably the most difficult job to land on the planet. Of tens of thousands of applications, NASA selects roughly half a dozen each decade. The application process is rigorous and highly demanding. You have to be a total badass to qualify. You have to have deep expertise in science and engineering. You need at least 1,000 hours of piloting experience. You have to be physically fit and strong. And, most of all, you have to be a…

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The Art of Taking a Step Back – Self Improvement Article

When something happens to us in life, our instinct is often to immediately take action and respond to it. Make a mistake at work? Slam the desk. Someone pisses you off? Snap back at them. Want that slice of cake? Grab it and take a bite. Someone cuts you off while driving? Honk your horn and throw up the middle finger. React. React. React. Life is one continuous cycle between things happening to us and us responding to them. And…

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7 Simple Ways to Master Your Emotions When Making Decisions – Self Improvement Article

New age, new thought processes, and new ways of living – all three go hand in hand. We are in the 21st century where everything is different from what it used to be a couple of centuries ago. Despite all luxuries, people face more problems today as compared to the previous era. The reason is quite simple – the dreadful lifestyle promoted by hurriedness in life. The speed of life seems to be overtaking even the speed of light. Although…

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Being Sensitive and Emotional Could Be Highly Emotional Intelligent – ShianG KeR

A recent personality test shows that I’m a ENFJ person: a protagonist who is extrovert, intuitive (open-minded, curious), feeling (sensitive, emotionally expressive) and judging (decisive, organized). (By the way I highly recommend this personality test! It’s the best I had done in my whole life and it’s free!) Let’s talk about feeling. I knew I’m a highly sensitive person even without reading the results of this test. Most of the times I could sense the slightest change of emotions in the…

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An Entrepreneur’s 7 Secrets to Owning Multiple Enterprises

Image Credit: Unsplash Are you an established entrepreneur looking to scale up your operation? Well, there are several lesser-known secrets to making it big time as an entrepreneur (seven, to be exact) that we’ll share with you. These range from exploiting your existing skill set to outsourcing the basics. When combined, these seven secrets will help you to extend your wealth creation and business portfolio. Learning How to Spread Risk The truth is, no matter how secure you might feel…

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The Gifts of Imperfection – Conquer shame and embrace who you are

The book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are explores the power of love, belonging and “being enough” by cultivating courage, compassion and connection, all with the goal of developing resilience to shame. Each of the 10 chapters in the book explains one virtue that can help you overcome the feelings of imperfection and live a more meaningful and happier life. The main idea of the book is…

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If you dislike your body, you don’t love yourself

Healing your emotional self – if you don’t like your body, you don’t love yourself Parents serve their children as mirrors. Parents (together with the immediate family) are the only real reference a child has, and thus parents’ words and behavior present the core source of information about a child. If parents don’t provide an accurate mirror, namely that a child is a valuable human being that deserves love, respect and encouragement no matter what, that leads to never‑ending emotional…

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My Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles From 2018

As we approach the upcoming new year, it’s always a great time to take a step back and reflect on what we’ve learned and experienced over the past twelve months. First, let me ask you an important question: “Are you better or worse than you were exactly one year ago today? Or about the same?” I sincerely hope it was a good and productive year for you; but even if it wasn’t, keep in mind this is just one chapter…

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