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Emotional Intelligence: Improving Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, and Empathy

Emotional Intelligence: Improving Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, and Empathy

Update: 2023-08-145
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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.

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Key Topics: 

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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Emotional Intelligence: Improving Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, and Empathy

Emotional Intelligence: Improving Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, and Empathy

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson