From my experience in basic training we all adapted

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From my experience in Basic Training, we all adapted and dealt with each other to get to the next objective. I don't say that in a negative way. I  did make some lifelong friends in Basic. The rest of the girls, we adapted and made things work to get to graduation and accomplish a common  goal. Once we graduated, we parted ways and have not talked since. Nothing is to say they are bad people, or that we should have remained  friends. It just shows, we had a vision in sight and once we met our goal we moved on to our next accomplishment.  Even the few who choose the same career field as me, may have temporarily learned to make things happen on an emotional level to make  things happen on a much bigger scale. But the day we all graduated tech school training, those behaviors were "unlearned" as we went on to  our permanent base. We learn to tolerate each other from the first time our parents tell us not to fight, and we use the respect factor our parents 
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constantly reminded us about. However, either we know how to emotionally deal with others, or we don't.  I will say this. As we mature, we learn to adapt and accept people for who they are. Many will argue that is a learned behavior. I do see that  side of it and I think you make valid points. On the flip side... in the political/corporate world we live in, I think many people put on a front when  internally they have not learned a thing. You can train someone to do a job, but once they step out of that role, have they just learned how to  adapt or have they truly learned emotional intelligence? Can employees learn or be trained to be more emotionally intelligent?  I am a little bit torn on this question only because I worked for a  company that tried to do this.  We all had to go to a seminar that was meant to help us communicate better with one another.  We also took a  test to find out our different personality types, which was supposed to help us understand one another better, and to get us to see where the  other person may be coming from.  Much of this seminar made complete sense to me and I found it very interesting to learn the reasons behind  some of our communication barriers.  The problem was, not everyone cared.  Some of my co-workers could have cared less about our  differences and these are the type of people that would be very hard to teach emotional intelligence to.  I also believe that this type of person  would make a terrible boss or manager.  In fact, one of these persons was my foreman for some time at this company.  I did not enjoy working 
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