Emotional Literacy

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Emotional intelligence is not merely about controlling emotional responses for one's own benefit an; that of others. It is also about using emotion where suitable. Emotion is, after all, at the heart of that sincerity which reassures, persuades and affords confidence; emotion triggers flight or fight, sometime-appropriately; emotion is necessary if we are to cope, for example, with bereavement; emotion can lie at the source of our greatest joys. The emotionally intelligent are like parents to their emotions, acknowledging their needs, loving them, indulging them where appropriate, encouraging their creativity yet restraining them from foolish, destructive or discourteous behaviour. To extend the metaphor, the emotionally intelligent are neither of the school which believes that emotions should be repressed - "seen but not heard," nor of that which would allow the little darlings to "express themselves freely to the discomfort or dismay of others. Emotional literacy with regard to others can only be learner by reference to the ABC of one's own emotions. If, therefore, you are not at ease with your own emotions, you will find it hard to relate to others and to respond appropriately to them.

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Locke (14816)
15 days ago
Quite a few of the choices give either were extremely limiting or just didn't apply. I found myself having to choose the closest answer even when they weren't what I'd actually act in normal day to day life.
Olivia (22171)
69 days ago
My robust attempts to master my emotions are praiseworthy but frequently ill-judged and unsympathetic. I defend myself from unworthy emotions by simulating appropriate responses, but I tend to give rent-free in my head to people and things which were better considered, understood and consigned to the emotional data-bank for subsequent use. Try allowing emotions, even emotions which seem unworthy-anger, fear, frailty, despression into harmless contexts such as when listening to music or watching films, explore them and acknowledge them. They are part of the armoury of wisdom.