The days of bragging about your high IQ are over. In today’s world, where not even the brightest among us can compete with a computer, Emotional Intelligence is en vogue.
This is great news is you’re a people-person who is able to sense the emotional “feel” of the room the minute you walk in it. The qualities of empathy, social skills, self-awareness, self-regulation and motivation are the must-have assets of this millennium.
In fact, it’s estimated that emotional intelligence will soon be the most desirable job skill. Find out more, here.
To be clear, emotional intelligence is defined as:
the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
Of course, being a sensitive person has it’s challenges. For many of us, we not only notice the feelings of others but can sometimes even absorb them – not realizing that our feelings of exhaustion or edgy attitude are a reflection of somebody else’s stuff. However, with self-awareness (an emotional intelligence trait) we can learn how to protect ourselves – and effectively use our powers for good.
So, Empaths unite! How do you plan to share your talents with the world?
Wise Counseling, Inc. offers both individual and couples counseling aimed at empowering you to create your greatest quality of life. We also specialize in EMDR Therapy to help you address past trauma – and break free from unhealthy life patterns. Offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. Please allow us to be your partner in wellness.