Emotional Intelligence: Improving Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, and Empathy
Emotional intelligence is considered an essential trait for everything from being a desirable romantic partner to having a successful career. But what do we really mean when we say “emotional intelligence,” and how can we become emotionally intelligent over time? In today’s episode Dr. Rick and Forrest discuss what’s “in” emotional intelligence, balancing emotional closeness and distance, and how we can become more self-aware, emotionally regulated, and empathic.
You can watch this episode on YouTube.
0:00 : Introduction
1:40 : What’s emotional intelligence?
4:25 : Curiosity, care, and rational vs. emotional decision making
9:30 : The five domains of emotional intelligence
11:30 : Courage
18:40 : Competence, capacity, and application
23:40 : Anger, and discerning wants and needs
25:25 : Self-awareness
30:20 : The stories we are drawn to
33:20 : Empathy
44:40 : Self-regulation
48:50 : Widening the space
51:45 : The feelings beneath the feelings
53:00 : Feeling overwhelmed, boundaries, and differentiation
1:01:10 : Recap
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