Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Self-Awareness

Who would watch reality TV if everyone had high emotional self-awareness?

In many commercials and promotional campaigns for reality shows, it would appear that at least some of these offerings go to great lengths to feature actors that are emotionally out of control.

The Importance of Emotional Self-Awareness

Do you value the ability to understand your emotions and regulate the behavior those emotions generate?

That is what emotional self-awareness is. It’s coming to grips with why you think and feel what you think and feel. We have long known that leaders are thoughtful people. In general, they think before they do! Few have covered this ground more effectively over the years than Marshall Goldsmith. Remember:

  • Somebody bothers you doesn’t mean their point of view on an issue is invalid
  • You feel like talking doesn’t mean others are ready to listen
  • You are afraid doesn’t mean others wouldn’t benefit from hearing your perspective

Developing emotional self-awareness may well diminish your potential as a reality TV star, but it could also sincerely enhance your ability to effectively influence those around you.

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