Are you emotionally intelligent?

Are you emotionally intelligent? If so, you can use your high sensitivity to your advantage. Here’s an article by Rhett Power to shed some light on this subject.

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence determines how well you do at work. Do you have the traits that define it?

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” (more…)

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A letter from Mr. Rogers to my daughter

I was going through some papers and came across a letter that was dated April 1995 from Mr.Rogers to my daughter Stephanie. The letter is as follows:

Dear Stephanie,

It meant a great deal to me that you wanted to write to me as a part of your class project. I’m glad to know that our Neighborhood was a part of your growing up and that you continue to have such warm feelings about our program. (more…)

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What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?
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What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?

What are the biggest obstacles for highly sensitive people for achievement? The biggest obstacles for me are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine your recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or do they tend to be negative? Do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. (more…)

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Do you act in the (imperfect) moment?
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Do you act in the (imperfect) moment?

Below is an interesting article about perfectionism by fitness writer Michelle Sutton-Kerchner. I know as a highly sensitive person that I can relate to this. Can you? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

Act in the (imperfect) Moment

Procrastination is a lifestyle for many. The perfectionist in us delays tasks until they can be executed flawlessly. The result: A growing list of ignored workouts, unfinished projects, and missed lifetime opportunities.

Stop waiting for the perfect time. It’s already here …

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