60+Best Emotional Intelligence Quotes that will encourage you to control your emotions.
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Are you aware of how you make your decisions? Probably most of the time, your decisions are not based on logical or mathematical reasoning. That’s because emotions play a fundamental rol in our behavior. Since Daniel Goleman proposed the concept of Emotional Intelligence some decades ago, the scientific world has undergone a great change.
Now we have a lot of books on this interesting topic that help us understand the important role of emotions in our way of acting and relating to the world. But the most important thing is that if we develop our self-knowledge we can get to control emotions and become successful people both in our work and in our social life.
Do not miss the following phrases from writers of the new era of Emotional Intelligence and wise minds from other times who understood the importance of emotion in our lives. Enjoy and share.
What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills: your EQ, not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests. -Daniel Goleman
The only way to genuinely understand your emotions is to spend enough time thinking through them to figure out where they come from and why they are there. -Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life. -Tara Meyer Robson
We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel. -Marshall B. Rosenberg
We define emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. -Peter Salovey
In modern life we overuse the “fight, flight, or freeze” response, because we respond to many situations as if they are life-threatening when they are not. As a result, our nervous systems don’t have time to recover, because we are activating this response too frequently. -Linda Lantieri
The most effective way to combat speech you don’t like is with speech. -Peter Salovey
Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground. -Alan Cohen
Helping children master their emotions and relationships makes them better learners. -Linda Lantieri
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. -Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
Good decisions require far more than factual knowledge. They are made using self-knowledge and emotional mastery. -Travis Bradberry
Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. -Maxwell Maltz
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion. -Dale Carnegie
Emotional self-control, delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness, underlies accomplishment of every sort. -Daniel Goleman
The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”. -Alfred Brendel
A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it’s a whisper. -Barry Neil Kaufman
Anyone can be angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not easy. -Aristotle
It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head. It is the unique intersection of both. -David Caruso
Typically, the more intense your emotions are, the greater the likelihood that they will dictate your actions. -Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
Slowing down an activity may meet with greater success than doing it quickly. -Linda Lantieri
Unleash in the right time and place before you explode at the wrong time and place. -Oli Anderson
Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. -Vincent van Gogh
The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart. -Rasheed Ogunlaru
All emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and shame. -Travis Bradberry
It’s helpful to focus your child’s attention on the present moment by deciding together on one thing you may particularly look for. -Linda Lantieri
Man’s inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively. -Carl Rogers
When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves. -Jess C. Scott
Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart. Intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is coordinated and used. -Carl Sagan
Significant professional growth without personal transformation is impossible. -Annie Mckee
Adolescents thrive on rituals that acknowledge their growing independence and passage into adulthood. -Linda Lantieri
If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder. Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today’s world. -Robert K. Cooper
You do control the thoughts that follow an emotion, and you have a great deal of say in how you react to an emotion as long as you are aware of it.
Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry. -Barry Neil Kaufman
One way to boost our willpower and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us. -Daniel Goleman
Ask yourself: If I had only sixty seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my message across? -Jeff Dewar
When adults ignore their children’s feelings, children come to believe their feelings are not important. When we repeatedly threaten or punish children for a display of emotion, children learn that emotions are dangerous things that need to be held inside and hidden, an invitation to later depression or rage. -Linda Lantieri
Intelligence is your ability to learn, and it’s the same at age 15 as it is at age 50. -Travis Bradberry
To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments. -Brian Koslow
When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air. -Stephen R. Covey
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. -Benjamin Franklin
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt. -Dorothy Day
Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them. -Robert Henri
Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst. -Walter Weckler
If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase. -Brian Koslow
The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see. -Barry Neil Kaufman.
Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves. -Carl Sagan
Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a real experience. In either case, it reacts automatically to information which you give to it from your forebrain. Your nervous system reacts appropriately to what you THINK or IMAGINE to be true. Maxwell Maltz
As much as 80% of adult success comes from EQ. -Daniel Goleman
Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered. They’re there to be engaged and expressed with imagination and intelligence. -T.K. Coleman.
It isn’t stress that makes us fall. it’s how we respond to stressful events. – Wayde Goodall
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. -John Hancock.
Running a marathon with a backpack is tough and may hinder you from winning the race. Don’t let the baggage from your past, heavy with fear, guilt, and anger, slow you down. -Maddy Malhotra
Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence. -Robert K. Cooper
Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions. -David Borenstein
Remember, feedback is meant to address the problem, not the person. -Travis Bradberry
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business. -Norman Vincent Peale
The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions. – Donald Calne
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. -Dale Carnegie
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. -Roger Ebert
Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions, so find out how to light their fires. -Jeff Dewar
Moral sentiments derive from empathy, and moral reflections take thinking and focus. One cost of the frenetic stream of distractions we face today, some fear, is an erosion of empathy and compassion. -Daniel Goleman.