Emotional intelligence is tricky. After all, just because you can read someone’s emotions, doesn’t mean you’ve got it right.
And it doesn’t mean that you know what to do with that emotion.
If you’re sensitive, emotional intelligence seems like a no brainer. It’s very confusing that so many other people don’t see, hear, smell, see, the same things we do.
The beauty of all this diversity, it it pushes us to grow. To get even better at knowing ourselves and becoming the highest version of who we are. Like the petals on a beautiful flower.
Narcissists make us look at our own selfish desires. And be ok with them. If you do it right that is.
Working with someone on the autism spectrum is a real eye opener. You learn how to communicate and not just assume that someone knows what you mean.
Or someone who comes from trauma. Their triggers are so sneaky and unexpected…you learn how to not take emotions too seriously.
But if you want to “know thyself”, these experiences need to be embraced. Accepted. Understood at some level.
And when you do, life gets a lot easier.
So pick your favorite uncomfortable emotion. And hang with it for a little bit. Maybe set a timer. And start getting to know the parts of you which are normal. Those crazy, controlling, icky, and magnificent emotions.