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Monday, March 5, 2012

The six elements that comprise your emotional style.




Resilience: how slowly or quickly you recover from adversity

Outlook: how long you are able to sustain positive emotion

Social Intuition:  how adept you are at picking up social signals from the people around you

Self Awareness: How well you perceive bodily feelings that reflect emotions

Sensitivity to Context:  how good are you at regulating your emotional responses to take into account the social context you find yourself in

Attention: how sharp and clear your focus is
 
 
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Sharon Begley, science journalist at Reuters and Richard J. Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who co-wrote The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them, talk about their discoveries about emotions and the brain and the implications for treatment.


Guests:

Sharon Begley and Richard J. Davidson

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, I always used outlook in a different way. I guess I never really new the meaning of the word. This post sure got my attention!

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Cameron Rand com101 4044 said...

You can never make people listen to you, and this shows the possibilities why.

Anonymous said...

The first thing I did when I read this was apply it to myself. I've come to the conclusion that my resilience, outlook, and social intuition are good and strong, but my self awareness and attention are way off. I'm sure I could blame some of that on ADHD though, I've grown up spending 1/2 to 3/4 of my time daydreaming or spacing off and not listening. o.o I think my sensitivity to context varies. I also have like 3 other mental illnesses. I wonder how those effect my emotional style.

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