Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence

Is Emotional Intelligence Relevant for Kids? (Games, Cartoons + Toys)

What’s the best way to teach Emotional Intelligence to kids? How can we help them develop self-awareness and empathy? And, how can we help them relate better to others? The answers will depend on a number of factors, not least a child’s age and whether you’re their parent or tea
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How to improve emotional training through training

How To Improve Emotional Intelligence Through Training (Incl. Activities)

Have you ever noticed your feelings? How often have you stepped into others’ shoes and experienced their emotions? How well do you understand what you feel and why you feel so? Emotional Intelligence is our mind’s ability to perceive, manage, and express emotions effectively in real l
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The importance of emotional intelligence

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence (Including EI Quotes)

Do you recognize the emotion you are feeling? Can you manage those feelings without allowing them to swamp you? Can you motivate yourself to get jobs done? Do you sense the emotions of others and respond effectively? If you answered yes to these questions, it is likely that you have d
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Emotional Intelligence Activities and Exercises

13 Emotional Intelligence Activities & Exercises (incl. PDFs & PPTs)

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve devoted considerable attention to emotional intelligence. This isn’t an accident; our focus on the subject reflects its importance in the positive psychology literature and the value of building greater emotional intelligence. Thi
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Emotional Intelligence Testing

17 Emotional Intelligence Tests and Assessments (+Free Quizzes)

Perhaps you may have heard that what is even more important than a person’s ‘IQ’ is their ‘EQ’, or emotional intelligence, and are interested in learning more. Emotional Intelligence involves, broadly speaking, the capacity to understand and manage emotion. Can this be measured? IQ te
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The Theory of Emotional Intelligence

The Theories of Emotional Intelligence Explained (Incl. the 5 Components)

Emotional Intelligence, or, what is commonly referred to as EQ has been claimed to be the key to success in life! Despite the fact that theories of emotional intelligence only really came about in 1990, much has been written about this topic since then. It has been argued by some peop
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Leadership Effectiveness using Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness + 69 Exercises (PDF)

We’ve already talked about emotional intelligence in other pieces on this website, and we’ve even explored the topic in the context of the workplace. If you’re thinking, “Another article on emotional intelligence?”, don’t worry! This article introduces new information and covers new g
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The Best Books on Emotional Intelligence

26 Best Emotional Intelligence Books (Reviews And Summaries)

Emotional Intelligence plays a huge intangible role in helping us understand and manage emotions. We have covered the topic from several different angles already, but if you are keen to read more on EI, look no further than this blog. The manifold applications of Emotional Intelligenc
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EQ at work

How to Improve Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (31 Tips + Activities)

If you follow this blog, you might have seen our recent piece on emotional intelligence. As you probably know, emotional intelligence is a big topic in a lot of areas, but perhaps none more so than the workplace. If you’ve heard a lot about emotional intelligence but you’r
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EQ and Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence? + 18 Ways to Improve It

What’s more important: IQ or emotional intelligence? If you think IQ is more important, you might be surprised at what you’ll learn in this piece – that’s not to say that IQ isn’t important, but there may be some traits that are even more influential on o
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Positive Affectivity

What is Positive and Negative Affect in Psychology? Definitions + Scale

The difference between “affect” and “effect” is hard enough for a lot of us to grasp. Which is which, again? Do I have an affect or an effect on my spouse? Does my spelling affect my grade or effect my grade? Keeping track of these two different versions can prove challenging already,
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Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions: What is it and How to Use it in Counseling?

The Emotion Wheel: What is It and How to Use it? [+PDF]

Can you guess how many emotions a human can experience? The answer might shock you – it’s around 34,000. With so many, how can one navigate the turbulent waters of emotions, its different intensities, and compositions, without getting lost? The answer – an emotion wheel. T
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In the Moment With Emotions: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

  One cannot be emotionally intelligent without mindfulness of one’s emotions and without sound and consistent emotional intelligence, one’s happiness is merely a mirage in the desert, seen but never truly reached. Despite appearing seemingly unattainable, emotional i
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