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Here’s How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Conversations

Here’s How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Conversations

Do you ever feel flustered or frustrated when people keep asking the same questions over and over? Or, are you that person who constantly tries to justify your point of view when someone argues with you? At the same time, have you met someone who could remain calm and collected while dealing with a conflict or chaos? Do you ever wonder how they could maintain composure without becoming agitated or irritated? Here are four ways that emotionally intelligent people handle conversations in social situations.

Everyone receives negative feedback sometimes, even those with high emotional intelligence. Where they differ is that emotionally intelligent people do not feel attacked emotionally, and they do not respond with a defensive “No, I’m not” immediately. Rather, they process their emotions fully and understand the point of view of the other side.

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Everyone makes mistakes, but is everyone willing to admit what they did wrong? Emotionally intelligent people are not afraid to admit their own limitations and weaknesses, so they do not have a hard time apologizing. They are transparent with their weak points and have a real motivation to better themselves with the help of others.

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Everyone encounters stubborn and annoying people, but how do emotionally intelligent people stay patient while everyone else is about to flip the table over? They are good at understanding and managing their emotions without having an emotional outburst. At the same time, they understand the emotional drives of other people, which leads to the last point – emotionally intelligent people are good at managing other people’s emotions and validating them.

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Having someone who is empathetic towards you certainly makes you feel important and valued. Even when a disagreement arises, emotionally intelligent people make others more willing to compromise because they feel appreciated and accepted by those with high EQ.

Emotionally intelligent people are just like us, and they face the same challenges and situations, but what makes them different is their approach. So, why not try to start small by taking a deep breath before handling conversations and conflicts?

Featured photo credit: Markus Spiske via imcreator.com

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Last Updated on February 18, 2019

Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

The ability to reinvent and redefine yourself is a bold, daring and purposeful choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to make a conscious, intentional choice and then follow through.

If the thought of forging a new path, changing habits, thought patterns and your inner circle of friends scares you – you’re not alone. Change can be a very scary thing. It takes courage, fortitude and a bit of faith to decide to shed your old self and don a new persona. However, it is one of the most critical processes one must repeatedly endure in the pursuit of destiny. Change unlocks new levels of potential.

The Need for Change

Everyday when we wake up, we make a decision. We decide to follow our routine or we decide to go off script and shake things up a bit. For those who are creatures of habit, routine is comfortable, easy and produces very little stress. The problem with this is, after a while you stop growing.

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We all reinvent ourselves at some point in our lives. It is absolutely necessary to achieve certain levels of success.

Reflect back on who you were as a teenager and then who you were at 25. Those are two very different people. Most of us are completely different. Your thought patterns changed, your appearance, job, level of education and even your friends– changed. We like to refer to this as “growing up” or maturing and consider it to be one of life’s natural progressions. However the changes you made were purposeful and deliberate.

This process must be a lifelong and continuous cycle. You are never too old to refresh yourself.

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    Signs It’s Time to Redefine

    “Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.”– Mireille Guiliano

    So how do you know when it’s time for a system upgrade? There are signs along the way that alert you that it is time for an overhaul. The first sign is the feeling of being stuck. If you feel like you are in a rut, you’re bored with life or you need some newness and excitement, a self reinvention may be in order. Re-evaluate your life vision and your goals. Is that vision still valid and are your goals consistent with your vision and–are they achievable? If you are off course, it’s time for a change. If you are not moving forward and making progress, it’s time for a change.

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    In life, there’s no such thing as neutrality–you’re either moving forward or you are moving backward. Time constantly moves forward and if you are standing still, you are actually losing ground. No matter your age or stage in life– there is always room for improvement.

    “You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis

    The second sign that you are due for a change is the occurrence of major life events in which change is forced upon you. Getting married, starting a new job, being promoted, ending a relationship, becoming a parenting or relocating are all prime opportunities to completely overhaul your life.

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    When these major shifts occur in your life–you have to shift with them. You can’t have a single mentality and have a successful marriage. You can’t remain selfish and irresponsible, and raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. You can’t be promoted to a supervisory position and keep the same subordinate attitude. Each level of success requires something different from you.

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      Consider, for a moment, Arnold Schwarzenegger. People may have different opinions about his character and some of his life choices, but he is a master at reinventing himself. He achieved the ultimate success as a professional body builder by earning the title “Mr. Universe” three times. He then earned a tremendous amount of fame and fortune in the entertainment industry making action/adventure films. And in his latest role, he served two terms as the Governor of California. He succeeded as a professional body builder, a film star and a politician. Each role required massive amounts of change, commitment, strength and hard work.

      And if Arnold can do it…so can you!

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