Emotional Intelligence is a concept I have discussed previously. One of the key aspects to emotional intelligence is social awareness, which is the ability to recognize the emotions of others. At the Mind Body Conference in October, Peg Baim, MS, NP mentioned the Mind in the Eye Test which you can take at the link below.
Although the instructions, state you should try to guess the emotion as quickly as possible, what is interesting is that if you “mirror” the individual (i.e. create the same eye expressions for 7-15 seconds), it is not only easier to guess their emotion but you actually start to feel that emotion in your body.
This is further evidence of the strong connection between the mind and the body. How might you be able to use this knowledge to impact your own emotions, energy, etc. in a more positive way?
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
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