emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Why is it Important?

Emotional intelligence is a subject that’s talked about a lot, even outside the academic field. Traditional intelligence refers to our ability to solve problems logically. On the other hand, emotional intelligence is related to our ability to understand and manage…

7 Features of Emotional Maturity

Feelings are more complex than emotions. It intertwines with the other, but it also has a rational component such as a longer amount of time and deeper roots. Emotional maturity, therefore, may be defined as an emotional trace which is…

Children Need Emotional Expression to Grow

“Don’t cry,” “Big kids are tough,” or “You have to be brave” are very common expressions adults use to comfort upset kids. It may seem like they work with some kids, at least in the short term. In the long…

3 Exercises to Up Your Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever wondered what emotional intelligence is? Have you wondered why it’s important? Emotions exist because they provide valuable information, help us adapt to change, and improve our social lives. But do you know how to interpret what they’re…

Emotional Illiteracy: When Your Brain Has No Heart

So many people suffer from emotional illiteracy. They may have all kinds of other skills and plenty of titles and degrees, but they have the emotional processing ability of a three-year-old. It’s the kind of thing you can’t just learn from…

7 Top Child Psychology Books

Understanding our little ones better is the best gift we can give them as parents or educators. Child psychology is more complex than it may seem. That’s why it’s essential to understand the needs hiding behind certain behaviors, how their emotions…

Did You Know How Good Legos are for You?

Crazy as it may seem, the psychological benefits of legos are much more interesting and diverse than we might think. In fact, this simple building game can even start to externalize our emotions and belief systems. At least that’s what María Teresa…

The World of Highly Sensitive People

A sensitive person has her own language: the language of feelings. It is a very intimate perceptive language, in which the heart is always on edge and feeling vulnerable. Nevertheless, something that sensitive people understand very well is that vulnerability…