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Self-Awareness Leads to Emotional Intelligence

Self-Awareness Leads to Emotional Intelligence


When you have a high level of self-awareness you naturally build up your emotional intelligence because you're able to:

  • Feel your full range of emotions.
  • Think of emotions as a natural part of life.
  • Be in touch with the four basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, and fear.
  • Be comfortable when other people show their emotions.
  • Value and appreciate being touchy-feely.
  • Heal your own emotional wounds.
  • Be conscious of your emotions instead of letting them rule you unconsciously.
  • Use your emotions to move toward positive results.
  • Use your emotions to build a better world.

A huge part of self-awareness is being so comfortable with your emotions that you do positive things for yourself and others. So many problems occur because people don't have any emotional intelligence, imagine what the world would be like if people knew what to do with their sadness, anger, and fear. Self-awareness leads to emotional intelligence because once you know yourself well, you naturally are comfortable with the amazing range of emotions that are part of you.

Cheers,

Guy

Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence

Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence


Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are closely linked and when you have one, you're likely to have the other. Let's define the two, look at how they compliment each other, and how they can help you live a happier life.

The Definition of Self-Awareness

The ability to get to know yourself so well that you understand and are able to control how you feel, think, and behave in order to move your life in a positive, deeply meaningful direction with an intimate knowledge of who you really are deep inside.

The Definition of Emotional Intelligence

The ability to recognize, experience, understand, and modulate your own and others' emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

As you can see, these two concepts have a lot in common because they both refer to the ability to know yourself well enough to live a happy life instead of doing stuff that aggravates you and others. I've worked with a lot of people over the years to help them increase their self-awareness and emotional intelligence, here are some of the things they look at in order to grow and succeed:

  • Healing the unresolved, painful, or hurtful issues from their childhoods.
  • Taking an honest look at what they're doing that doesn't work.
  • Learning and practicing new, positive thoughts and behaviors.
  • Realizing emotions are positive and learning how to feel them.
  • Discovering who they really are deep inside and doing the things they love.
  • Living life authentically, from their hearts.
  • Practicing love, kindness, compassion, caring, both toward themselves and others.
  • Doing the hard work necessary to become healthy, including going to therapy for as long as it takes.
  • Having the courage to live life as their real selves.

Self-aware people possess emotional intelligence and vice versa. There is no mystery behind either concept, they just require work and a dedication to learn how to deal with emotions, thoughts, and actions. The end result of developing both is that you get to enjoy a wonderful life being the real, healthy you.

Cheers,

Guy