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Unformatted text preview: s unemotional is more accurate for adult targets than for child targets because males learn to control their emotions as they get older (Fabes and Martin, 1991). Likewise, women and men may experience happiness in a similar way, but women have been taught that they can strongly express the emotion of happiness, whereas men have been taught to control it. The impact of socialization practices accumulate over time, and, thus, these stereotypes are likely to apply more strongly to adult populations (Geer and Shields, 1996). Self Assessment Questions 2 1. Ekman (1999) has found _________ emotions which are universally recognized and applicable. 2. People who suffer from _________ rarely cry and are often seen by others as bland and cold 7.4 Emotional Intelligence The importance of both emotion and intelligence in making decisions and achieving success in life was well­accepted in ancient India. A concept of “Sthitha­prajna” (emotional stability), similar to the concept of emotional intelligence, can be traced in the second chapter of ‘Srimad Bhagavad­Gita' . Bhagavad Gita is a specific conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna (third Pandava prince) in a specific situation of Kurukshetra battlefield. Pandavas were fighting against the Kauravas, the cousin brothers to restore their kingdom from Kauravas in Kurukshetra. Before the battle started, Arjuna, with deep sorrow and pity, found his close relatives, friends and respected 'gurus' in enemy's side. To win the battle he was supposed to kill those beloved ones. He got confused about his rightful duty. Due to this hriday­durbalata (heart­non­strength), he refused to join the battle. In this context, Sikkim Manipal University 90 Emotions Unit 7 Lord Krishna who played the role as the driver of Arjuna's chariot, enlightened him about the eternal truth of life. According to Lord Krishna, as mentioned in Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna suffered from indecisiveness resulting f rom confusion and a f alse sense of insecurity. Lord...
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