Emotions

  Emotional intelligence has a direct impact on the level of happiness we experience in our life and vice-versa. Happiness is but one example of our emotions. Through understanding and getting in touch with our own emotions, we are better able to communicate more openly with others and have deeper, more meaningful connections. This improves the wellbeing of others and our selves. There has been so much on-going research and debate regarding the definition of our emotional spectrum over the ages. In 300BC Aristotle identified the following emotions: anger; mildness; love; enmity (hate); fear; confidence; shame/shamelessness; benevolence; pity, indignation, envy, emulation and contempt. In 1872 Charles Darwin was the first to write that humans express emotions...

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Happiness

  Our emotional intelligence (EI) can have a direct impact on the level of happiness we experience in our life and visa-versa. Research studies have shown that EI is a significant predictor of happiness. A UK study found that happier individuals were better able to regulate their emotions and that happiness resulted in an increase in the level of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social-awareness and social-skills. Happiness itself is based on how we view the events and circumstances of our lives. The definition relates to a state of well being that is defined and characterized by positive or pleasant emotions. The typical emotions associated with the state of happiness range from contentment to intense joy. The question arises as to whether...

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