Also known as emotional intelligence, emotional literacy simply means you can communicate your emotional state and feelings. We all know your communication skills improve if your vocabulary is constantly growing. You will successfully recognize emotions in others and within yourself if you know a variety of emotions. Good emotional literacy means you know anywhere from 25-35 words, and average is close to 20 words.
So lets do a little challenge, shall we? How many emotions do you actually know? List them in the comments, and don't peek at other answers!
Value: a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. Basically, what we believe is most important for us. Do you know your values? Do you walk your talk? Take a look at the list of words below and circle the ones most important to you:
Good. Now narrow your selections down to two. You only get two.
If you spread your values too thin they won't hold any weight in your life. Which two did you pick? Are you living your life close to your values?
Brown Brené. Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts. Random House, 2018.
Stulberg, Brad, and Steve Magness. PEAK PERFORMANCE: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW SCIENCE OF SUCCESS. Rodale Books, 2017.
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