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At the time, as I recall, there was little interest among my professional colleagues.
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But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.
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But there has also been a notable increase in recent years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists - far greater interest than ever before.
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However, I began meditating at about that time and have continued on and off over the years.
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I experimented with many different varieties of meditation (that was the main topic of my book) and over the years settled into a Buddhist method called mindfulness, and most recently I have been working with Tibetan teachers.
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I think that it's an extraordinary opportunity for science for the first time to learn about the positive potential of these traditions.
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I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don't do only that. You also need to train your mind.
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I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.
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If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.
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If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present, then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed - at will and voluntarily.
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If you do Tai Chi every morning, or yoga, you are doing that with your skeleto-muscular system and perhaps your attention, if you are doing it mindfully.
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If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
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IQ can show whether you have the cognitive capacity to handle the information and complexities you face in a particular field.
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Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
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Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.
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My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.
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People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.
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So the ability to pause and to not act on that first impulse has become a crucial emotional skill in modern lives.
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Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
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The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response.
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The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
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The Buddhist view holds that such states are afflictive because they distort our perception of reality and they create an inner disequilibrium.
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The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.
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The good news is that the brain is plastic throughout life - it is shaped through repeated training and experience.
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The movement has come in reaction to the earlier out-of-proportion focus on negative states and dysfunction that typified psychology in the last century.
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The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.
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This emotional skill is a universally useful ability, but it has to be learned because we aren't wired that way.
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We've had a century of overemphasis on academic abilities as the key to success in life, but that is only part of the picture.
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Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.
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When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions.
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When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
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When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences - the first person - with what the measurements show - the third person.
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When people are feeling very upbeat, energized, happy, optimistic, there is a lot of activity in the left pre-frontal cortex.
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While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.
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