10 lessons from the book Emotional Intelligence by Brandon Goleman

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In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels

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Anyone can become angry —that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way —this is not easy.

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Emotional self-control-- delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort

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There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse.

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Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and "proofs" all their own.

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When we are in the grip of craving or fury, head-over-heals in love our recoiling in dread, it is the limbic system that has us in its grip.

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For better or worse, intelligence can come to nothing when the emotions hold sway.

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Fear, in evolution, has a special prominence: perhaps more than any other emotion it is crucial for survival.

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