Google+ Consumer Psyche: Bad day


Monday, November 24, 2008

Bad day

Emotional competencies that make up EQ:

1. The ability to identify and name one’s emotional states and to understand the link between emotions, thought and action.
2. The capacity to manage one’s emotional states — to control emotions or to shift undesirable emotional states to more adequate ones.

In other words, EQ relies on your ability to recognize and deal with your own emotions.

When you’re in a bad mood, it’s extremely tempting to look around you for sources of that mood.

We tend to think that a bad mood is always caused by something or someone else. And when we’re in a bad mood, everything suddenly becomes annoying, making it even easier to find justifications for the bad mood.


Unknown said...

Controlling emotions is not in everyone's ability. It depends on the kind of emotions and people around. All that one need is a good friend to share and support to control and overcome the bad mood.

Unknown said...

True Sarah. But with practice one can be the coolant.