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design seminar: personality & emotional intelligence

    the four branches of emotional intelligence
    01. Perception, Appraisal and Expression of Emotion
    Ability to identify emotion in one's physical states, feelings, and thoughts. Ability to identify emotions in other people, designs, artwork, etc. through language, sound, appearance, and behavior. Ability to express emotions accurately, and to express needs related to those feelings. Ability to discriminate between accurate and inaccurate, or honest vs. dishonest expressions of feeling.

    02. Emotional Facilitation of Thinking
    Emotions prioritize thinking by directing attention to important information. Emotions are sufficiently vivid and available that they can be generated as aids to judgment and memory concerning feelings. Emotional mood swings change the individual's perspective from optimistic to pessimistic, encouraging consideration of multiple points of view. Emotional states differentially encourage specific problem-solving approaches such as when happiness facilitates inductive reasoning and creativity.

    03. Understanding and Analyzing Emotions; Employing Emotional Knowledge
    Ability to label emotions and recognize relations among the words and the emotions themselves, such as the relation between liking and loving. Ability to interpret the meanings that emotions convey regarding relationships, such as that sadness often accompanies a loss. Ability to understand complex feelings: simultaneous feelings of love and hate or blends such as awe as a combination of fear and surprise. Ability to recognize likely transitions among emotions, such as the transition from anger to satisfaction or from anger to shame.

    04. Reflective Regulation of Emotion to Promote Emotional and Intellectual Growth
    Ability to stay open to feelings, both those that are pleasant and those that are unpleasant. Ability to reflectively engage or detach from an emotion depending upon its judged informativeness or utility. Ability to reflectively monitor emotions in relation to oneself and others, such as recognizing how clear, typical, influential or reasonable they are. Ability to manage emotion in oneself and others by moderating negative emotions and enhancing pleasant ones, without repressing or exaggerating information they may convey.

    the four branches of mental ability:
    01. emotional identification, perception and expression
    abilities such as identifying emotions in faces, music, and stories.

    02. emotional facilitation of thought
    abilities such as relating emotions to other mental sensations such as taste and color (relations that might be employed in artwork), and using emotion in reasoning and problem solving.

    03. emotional understanding
    solving emotional problems such as knowing which emotions are similar, or opposites and what relations they convey.

    04. emotional management
    understanding the implications of social acts on emotions and the regulation of emotion in self and others.

    Goleman, Daniel. Working with Emotional Intelligence, Bantam 2000