Emotion Primary emotions – Plutchik identified eight primary emotions: joy, acceptance, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and anticipation that underlies behavior
Mixed emotions – are primary emotions that can combine to form mixed emotions such as love, disappointment, contempt, optimism, etc.
Intense and mild emotions – emotions can begin to have negative effects when they are viewed as excessive in intensity and duration
Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage one's own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.
Emotional intelligence consists of the following:
1. The ability to monitor, access, express, and regulate one’s own emotions
2. The capacity to identify, interpret, and understand other’s emotions
3. The ability to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions
Emotional intelligence is involved in some of the most important things in our lives, such as managing bad moods, maintaining hope after setbacks, getting along with people, and making important decisions.
Emotional intelligence may be a more important contributor to success in life than IQ. Emotional intelligence is an assortment of mental abilities and skills that can help you to successfully manage both yourself and the demands of working with others.
PROMPTS FOR INITIAL POST (answer 3 of the following questions and upload to the link below):
1. Why do our emotions often color our point of view and influence our opinions?
2. How were you taught to express and deal with your emotions?
3. Do you believe that feelings follow a predictable pattern when we suffer a loss? Explain why or why not.
4. Of the problem emotions mentioned above (Mixed Emotion and Intense and Mild Emotions), which one(s) present the greatest problem for you?
5. Which component of emotional intelligence do you feel is the most important?