DQ 1 Wk 5 - Detecting emotions in yourself and others is an...

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Detecting emotions in yourself and others is an important element of Emotional Intelligence. You can detect unconscious emotions by their impact on others, just as you can tell which way the wind is blowing by examining the movement of the trees and clouds. Each of the major emotions can be detected by observing a combination of facial and bodily expressions. Although some people no doubt have a greater aptitude for this skill than others, most of us can improve our ability to detect emotions in others with effort and practice. Here are a few methods: 1. Don’t interrupt or change the subject. If feelings are uncomfortable, we may want to avoid them by interrupting or distracting ourselves. Sit down at least twice a day and ask, “How am I feeling?” It may take a little time for the feelings to arise. Allow yourself that small space of time, uninterrupted. 2. Don’t judge or edit your feelings too quickly. Try not to dismiss your feelings before you have a chance to think them through. Healthy emotions often rise and fall in a wave,
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 355/360 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.

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