How The Idea of Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Success

Human emotions are very complicated, but it can be very fun and interesting to try and understand. I believe that once you get a general idea of them you can understand how to deal with almost any kind of person. It is up to us to learn about others’ emotions and to do well with them.

Most people don’t fully understand how much human emotions can affect one’s decisions in everyday life. It is extremely important to learn how human emotions can be altered, ignored, used, and amplified when it comes to how to conduct all aspects of decision making. There are of course instinctive emotions that can be very hard to resist. However, emotions can also be taught and trained.

People who have good control over their emotions can be very successful not only with the tasks they undertake but also with relationships with other people. Affecting other people’s emotions and capturing them is also a beneficial skill that can lead to building relationships that will mutually benefit the parties involved. This, however, can also be used negatively. An easy example would be the emotional manipulation that Adolph Hitler used to unite Germany. This skill could have easily been used for good, but we all know that it was used for quite the opposite.

There are also emotions that are born from memory or past instances that we don’t even realize influenced the way we think or feel. These can be found in instances of childhood trauma. Which could lead to the way that one thinks and responds to every situation in their life.

Emotions are powerful, it is best that we learn what they are, how they develop, what to do with them, and how to better ours and others’ situations.

Understanding the link between anxiety and worry can help individuals to self-regulate anxiety to an extent. Worrying happens when one thinks of something that hasn’t happened yet or even won’t happen at all. Too much worry can develop into anxiety and anxiety can be detrimental to ones’ cognitive focus. Anxiety, to an extent, is inevitable in all people and can range whether it be a small amount or an overwhelming amount. Self-regulation can help with the limitation of anxiety and can be achieved in many ways. Having control over self-regulation can look like doing tasks and preventing worrisome events that would lead to anxiety.

It’s important to be cognizant of ours and others’ emotions in all aspects of life. It truly determines the outcome of most encounters.

Understanding how to observe and react to oneself and to others’ emotions is one of the most powerful skills in interpersonal situations. There are books written on the subject and usually they’re written by very successful people. Knowing how to defuse situations can prevent altercations that could literally save lives. This can be seen in situations like hostage situations and battlefield conflicts to situations like road rage. It is vital to detach yourself from the situation, put yourself in the other person’s state of mind and react accordingly.

When it comes to emotional intelligence, impulsivity can be a key determinate in the way we decide how we see other people’s EI (emotional intelligence). Someone can have genius-level IQ but if they are impulsive then they may not be given all the credit they are due. Impulsivity management can be taught at any age and is crucial in the success of one’s productivity and general life. If one can learn to control their impulses, they can truly start to take hold of their own life. Looking at the EI of a CEO of a fortune-500 company you can determine that they probably aren’t very impulsive and most likely have a lot of self-regulation and self-discipline in day-to-day life.

When it comes to the influence of conscious versus unconscious minds, I believe that both can be influential. There is a dichotomy to be had in this comparison because the unconscious mind most likely acts on pure human instinct and impulsivity. However, with proper training the conscious mind can practice something so often that it trains the unconscious mind to perform tasks as well. For example, proper habits such as making one’s bed every morning can be practiced by the conscious mind often enough for the unconscious mind to learn to do this. The reason for the conscious mind to make a bed every morning is so that it can start out the day with a small achievement of victory do that it is easier to get momentum to achieve more and greater victories throughout the day. The conscious and unconscious mind can work together to perform at maximum proficiency that will lead to a higher success rate in tasks throughout life.