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How to Read People and Increase Your Emotional Awareness


Increase your emotional awareness by learning how to read people.


Read their facial movements, speech and body movements.



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Define the Key Elements of Emotional Intelligence


What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence or EI is the capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

Emotional intelligence is generally said to include at least three skills:

  1. Emotional awareness, or the ability to identify and name one’s own emotions;
  2. The ability to harness those emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and
  3. The ability to manage emotions, which includes both regulating one’s own emotions when necessary and helping others to do the same.

People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people.

For leaders, having emotional intelligence is essential for success. After all, who is more likely to succeed – a leader who shouts at his team when he's under stress, or a leader who stays in control, and calmly assesses the...

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