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Instruction and exhibiting healthy emotional

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instruction and exhibiting healthy emotional expression, my mom taught me how to identify and articulate my emotions in a productive manner. She helped me to learn the “display rules” (Communication in the Real World, 2013) of emotional expression like when it was and wasn’t appropriate to display my “big” emotions. My mom has always encouraged me to explore and express my emotions in a healthy, constructive manner. She has also continually demonstrated a strong “emotional intelligence” (Communication in the Real World, 2013) which I have been able to model in my own life. My best friend is also someone I believe has a high degree of emotional intelligence. She displays all five characteristics of an emotionally intelligent person as defined in Emotional Intelligence: Developing Strong “People Skills” (n.d.). She has always been in touch with her emotions and been willing to honestly evaluate her emotional state (Self-Awareness). I have always looked up to how easily she can control her emotions (Self-Regulation), even in difficult situations. She pursued her MBA while supporting a family of five by working two jobs (Motivation). She is a wonderful listener and is always sensitive to the needs and viewpoints of others (Empathy). Finally, she is wonderful at reaching out and making sure that our relationship remains strong even though we live ten hours away from each other (Social Skills). References: Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies. (2013) Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge. Retrieved March 27, 2018, from Emotional Intelligence: Developing Strong “People Skills”. (n.d.). Retrieved March 28, 2018 from
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  • Winter '18
  • Melissa Landin
  • Flat World Knowledge, Communication Studies.

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