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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

Can understanding your emotions really help you in your professional and personal life?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

Let’s think about it…

First let’s start with understanding the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – With a deeper understanding of EQ, you will be able to better understand your emotions, how they may affect your reactions, decisions, and relationships, and use that understanding to be more effective and meaningful in your daily life. What does this mean? Think about it like a road map… You are trying to get from point A to B, so you look at a road map and find the best route. This is just like EQ - by understanding your emotions, you are better able to navigate from point A to B.

Think about being able to:

  • Realize how your emotions affect someone else,

  • Understand what type of recognition motivates and is appreciated by your coworkers/friends/family, or even

  • Appreciate what circumstances are stressful for you.

If you were able to increase the usage of the EQ skills discussed above, then YES, understanding your emotions CAN really help you in your professional and personal life!

So, drop a comment - what are your thoughts – how do you think understanding your emotions will help you in your professional and personal life?

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