Emotion

“Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the “success” in our lives.” –From Handle With Care: Emotional Intelligence Activity Book

“The ability to process emotional information, particularly as it involves the perception, assimilation, understanding, and management of emotion.”  –From “Educational policy on emotional intelligence: Does it make sense?”, 2000

* John Gottman: “In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships.”  –From Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

“Experiencing one’s self in a conscious manner–that is, gaining self-knowledge–is an integral part of learning.” –From Self-Science: The Emotional Intelligence Curriculum

“People in good moods are better at inductive reasoning and creative problem solving.” –From Emotion, Disclosure, and Health, 1995

“An emotion occurs when there are certain biological, certain experiential, and certain cognitive states which all occur simultaneously.” –From EQ Today, Spring 1999

* Mayer & Salovey: “People high in emotional intelligence are expected to progress more quickly through the abilities designated and to master more of them.”

–From “What is Emotional Intelligence” in Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence: Educational Implications, by Peter Salovey and David Sluyter. 1997