Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is generally understood to be the ability to identify, process, and manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others. Popularized by science journalist Daniel Goleman in the 1990s, EQ is understood to have five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, empathy, and motivation. The idea of emotional intelligence assumes that just as some of our brains are attuned to process math or language or music at different levels, we all have different baselines for processing emotion. However, just like with math or language or music, we have a great capacity to learn, practice, and grow our emotional skillset, regardless of our innate talent levels.


You Aren’t at the Mercy of Your Emotions—Your Brain Creates Them | Lisa Feldman Barrett

Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of ph...

Atlas of the Heart

In her latest book, five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is generally said to include at least three skills: emotional awareness, or the ability to identify and name one’s own emotions; the ability to harness those emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which include...

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.


What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Many of humanity’s greatest problems stem not from a shortfall of technical or financial intelligence, but what we term emotional intelligence. It is through the acquisition of Emotional Intelligence that we stand to become better lovers, workers, friends and citizens.

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears.

The Benefits of Emodiversity

Becoming attuned to your more obscure emotions is good for you. So get over your stenahoria and embrace your amae.

Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do somehing else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.


12 Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Use

When people lack Emotional Intelligence (EQ) they say things that leave others scratching their heads. “Did I just hear you say that?” Psychotherapist Dr.

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology.


Honoring Emotion