How people process emotions and interact with others has always been important, but now more than ever we are aware of the changing world we find ourselves in, and the impact it can have on each and every one of us.
Emotional intelligence is the capability to recognise not only your own emotions, but those of others too.
Discerning between different feelings and labelling them appropriately and using emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, whilst adjusting and adapting to different environments is key.
Greater understanding of emotional intelligence can give greater mental health, job performance and leadership skills.
Showing empathy with someone is not a sign of weakness, it is a way of showing you are a human being and understand, or are willing to try and understand, how another person is feeling.
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