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10 Reasons Why an Emotional Partner Is Really Good for You

10 Reasons Why an Emotional Partner Is Really Good for You

Emotional people are often considered as too sensitive or too unstable by partners who don’t understand their personality type. Their fluctuating moods can be confusing and a cause often elusive. However, despite the frequently bad image highly emotive people are given, they can make the most wonderful and loving partners.

Here are just 10 of many reasons why an emotional partner, male or female, can be really good for you.

1. They show their true feelings which cannot be faked

It’s difficult for an emotional person to hide their feelings. What they experience deep within is shown in their expression or actions. No matter how hard they try to put on a stoic façade, you’ll know what they are feeling. Faked emotions and deceptive sentiments will have little place in their relationship with you.

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2. They hold a deep love for their committed partner

Emotional people have a deep well of feelings which encompass the whole spectrum of emotions. Love is an area where an emotional partner will heavily invest their energy. A relationship is everything to this type of person and the cultivation and enhancement of the emotional connection will be their main drive. They’ll love you to the end of time, as long as you nurture the relationship, too.

3. You will never find anyone who will make love with as much passion

An emotional partner will show you just how deeply they love and desire you through their actions. This might be with a hug during the day or in bed when making love. In fact, the emotion of sex fills all their being and leads to intensely focussed and passionate love making. An emotional partner will desire your climax just as much as their own and they’ll make sure you reach it.

4. They are caring and compassionate to their partner

Compassion is commonly a well-known and respected attribute amongst emotional people. They feel things more deeply than other people and this leads to a more caring personality. Their partner’s feelings are important to them and they instinctively try to help when the other is sad or anxious. An emotional partner will be there when no one else is.

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5. They will empathize with your emotions and read your feelings

You won’t always have to explain to an emotional partner what your troubles are. Their high levels of empathy allow them to pick up and feel what their lover is feeling. Whether happy or sad, a person with a depth of emotion will feel what you feel without a word being uttered. This can be a great source of comfort when all other people just seem to not understand.

6. They will strongly encourage you to follow your dreams

Emotional people are dreamers. They know what it’s like to have visions of a better future and because of this they are first to encourage others in their own dreams. Whilst the ideas and goals supported might sometimes be a little unrealistic, there’s still a wonderful feeling of belief and loyalty provided by an emotional partner on your wavelength. Their support could just be the fuel that catapults you to success.

7. Your beliefs and ideas will be developed through deep and meaningful discussions

An emotional partner loves to discuss the more meaningful things in life. They explore emotions, delve into the structure of a belief, and turn one idea into hundreds more. With an emotional partner, your philosophies and theories will be thoroughly tested and you’ll see and feel things you might not have otherwise experienced. They will enrich you with new insights every day.

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8. They will inspire you with their acts of kindness and their dreams

Empathy, as mentioned previously, is a key facet in emotional people. This leads to actions of kindness, not only with their partner but also with society in general. They will often be the first to wipe away the tears of someone who is sad. Likewise they will be the first to offer encouragement and cheer when success has been achieved. They will inspire you to act in the same way and you’ll be happier for it.

9. You will be energized by their spiritedness

An emotional person is inspiring. Some of the greatest thinkers, artists, musicians and writers in history knew depths of emotion few could ever fathom. They were not only full of energy themselves but they energized the people around them. The creative spiritedness of an emotional partner is infectious and can be cultivated and enjoyed for the betterment of a relationship.

10. They won’t negatively judge you when you too wear your heart on your sleeve

People with strong emotions know what it’s like to display them in the open, both positive and negative ones. They understand the release it gives to loudly share happiness or to get rid of pent up tensions. It’s for this reason they acknowledge and empathize when their partner does the same. They won’t look at you with a confused or embarrassed expression. In fact, they’ll join in with your laughter or tears.

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Last Updated on February 21, 2019

The Secret to Effective Conflict Resolution: The IBR Approach

The Secret to Effective Conflict Resolution: The IBR Approach

In business, in social relationships, in family… In whatever context conflict is always inevitable, especially when you are in the leader role. This role equals “make decisions for the best of majority” and the remaining are not amused. Conflicts arise.

Conflicts arise when we want to push for a better quality work but some members want to take a break from work.

Conflicts arise when we as citizens want more recreational facilities but the Government has to balance the needs to maintain tourism growth.

Conflicts are literally everywhere.

Avoiding Conflicts a No-No and Resolving Conflicts a Win-Win

Avoiding conflicts seem to be a viable option for us. The cruel fact is, it isn’t. Conflicts won’t walk away by themselves. They will, instead, escalate and haunt you back even more when we finally realize that’s no way we can let it be.

Moreover, avoiding conflicts will eventually intensify the misunderstanding among the involved parties. And the misunderstanding severely hinders open communication which later on the parties tend to keep things secret. This is obviously detrimental to teamwork.

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Some may view conflicts as the last step before arguments. And they thus leave it aside as if they never happen. This is not true.

Conflicts are the intersect point between different individuals with different opinions. And this does not necessarily lead to argument.

Instead, proper handling of conflicts can actually result in a win-win situation – both parties are pleased and allies are gained. A better understanding between each other and future conflicts are less likely to happen.

The IBR Approach to Resolve Conflicts

Here, we introduce to you an effective approach to resolve conflicts – the Interest-Based Relational (IBR) approach. The IBR approach was developed by Roger Fisher and William Ury in their 1981 book Getting to Yes. It stresses the importance of the separation between people and their emotions from the problem. Another focus of the approach is to build mutual understanding and respect as they strengthen bonds among parties and can ultimately help resolve conflicts in a harmonious way. The approach suggests a 6-step procedure for conflict resolution:

Step 1: Prioritize Good Relationships

How? Before addressing the problem or even starting the discussion, make it clear the conflict can result in a mutual trouble and through subsequent respectful negotiation the conflict can be resolved peacefully. And that brings the best outcome to the whole team by working together.

Why? It is easy to overlook own cause of the conflict and point the finger to the members with different opinions. With such a mindset, it is likely to blame rather than to listen to the others and fail to acknowledge the problem completely. Such a discussion manner will undermine the good relationships among the members and aggravate the problem.

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Example: Before discussion, stress that the problem is never one’s complete fault. Everyone is responsible for it. Then, it is important to point out our own involvement in the problem and state clearly we are here to listen to everyone’s opinions rather than accusing others.

Step 2: People Are NOT the Cause of Problem

How? State clearly the problem is never one-sided. Collaborative effort is needed. More importantly, note the problem should not be taken personally. We are not making accusations on persons but addressing the problem itself.

Why? Once things taken personally, everything will go out of control. People will become irrational and neglect others’ opinions. We are then unable to address the problem properly because we cannot grasp a fuller and clearer picture of the problem due to presumption.

Example: In spite of the confronting opinions, we have to emphasize that the problem is not a result of the persons but probably the different perspectives to view it. So, if we try to look at the problem from the other’s perspective, we may understand why there are varied opinions.

Step 3: Listen From ALL Stances

How? Do NOT blame others. It is of utmost importance. Ask for everyone’s opinions. It is important to let everyone feel that they contribute to the discussion. Tell them their involvement is essential to solve the problem and their effort is very much appreciated.

Why? None wants to be ignored. If one feels neglected, it is very likely for he/she to be aggressive. It is definitely not what we hope to see in a discussion. Acknowledging and being acknowledged are equally important. So, make sure everyone has equal opportunity to express their views. Also, realizing their opinions are not neglected, they will be more receptive to other opinions.

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Example: A little trick can played here: Invite others to talk first. It is an easy way to let others feel involved and ,more importantly, know their voices are heard. Also, we can show that we are actively listening to them by giving direct eye-contact and nodding. One important to note is that never interrupt anyone. Always let them finish first beforeanother one begins.

Step 4: Listen Comes First, Talk Follows

How? Ensure everyone has listened to one another points of view. It can be done by taking turn to speak and leaving the discussion part at last. State once again the problem is nothing personal and no accusation should be made.

Why? By turn-taking, everyone can finish talking and voices of all sides can be heard indiscriminantly. This can promote willingness to listen to opposing opinions.

Example: We can prepare pieces of paper with different numbers written on them. Then, ask different members to pick one and talk according to the sequence of the number. After everyone’s finished, advise everyone to use “I” more than “You” in the discussion period to avoid others thinking that it is an accusation.

Step 5: Understand the Facts, Then Address the Problem

How? List out ALL the facts first. Ask everyone to tell what they know about the problems.

Why? Sometimes your facts are unknown to the others while they may know something we don’t. Missing out on these facts could possibly lead to inaccurate capture of the problem. Also, different known facts can lead to different perception of the matter. It also helps everyone better understand the problem and can eventually help reach a solution.

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Example: While everyone is expressing their own views, ask them to write down everything they know that is true to the problem. As soon as everyone has finished, all facts can be noted and everyone’s understanding of the problem is raised.

Step 6: Solve the Problem Together

How? Knowing what everyone’s thinking, it is now time to resolve the conflict. Up to this point, everyone should have understood the problem better. So, it is everyone’s time to suggest some solutions. It is important not to have one giving all the solutions.

Why? Having everyone suggesting their solutions is important as they will not feel excluded and their opinions are considered. Besides, it may also generate more solutions that can better resolve the conflicts. Everyone will more likely be satisfied with the result.

Example: After discussion, ask all members to suggest any possible solutions and stress that all solutions are welcomed. State clearly that we are looking for the best outcomes for everyone’s sake rather than battling to win over one another. Then, evaluate all the solutions and pick the one that is in favor of everyone.

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