The author first put Aristotle's challenge as below:EQ is something everyody talkes about, but it seems to mean if you can control your temper. It seems a person who lose temper is with low EQ. But, it is obviously not what the author mean.
The author first put Aristotle's challenge as below:
Anyone can become angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - this is not so easy.
– Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics.
I really love this! It is not about how not to angry, but angry properly. It is not to avoid your negative emotions, but on recongizing and managing them.
There are 5 areas of EQ:
1. Know One's own emotions (self awareness of emotions and internal realities)
2. Manage emotions (the capacity to sooth oneself, to shake off anxiety, gloom or irritability)
3. Motivate Oneself
4. Recognizing emotions in others (empathy)
5. Handling relationships
Physically, we must aware that actually the scientist know very little about how emotion works. The brief description is that the sense organs will pass signal to Thalamus where is tranlsated into language. At the same time the signal will transmitted to Amygdala, our fear center as well in a quicker transmission. That's why we can has fear response before we are even aware of it....Continua