20 Outstanding Quotes from Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a business book, written by Dr. Travis Bradberry where he discusses the use of research based strategies for developing emotional intelligence skills. These skills are an integral part of predicting and improving current job performance and identifying emotions associated with performance. Here is a look at some of the best quotes from Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

“All emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and shame.”

“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.”

“Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.”

“Emotions serve an important purpose—they clue you into things that you’ll never understand if you don’t take the time to ask yourself why.”

“Good decisions require far more than factual knowledge. They are made using self-knowledge and emotional mastery when they’re needed most.”

“Ignoring your feelings does not make them go away; it just helps them to surface again when you least expect them.”

“In the beginning, doing other than yelling when you are angry will be extremely difficult. But each time you succeed, the new pathway is strengthened. Eventually the urge to yell is so small that it’s easy to ignore.”

“Intelligence is your ability to learn, and it’s the same at age 15 as it is at age 50.”

“Much of self-management comes down to motivation, and you can use the expectations that other people have of you as a powerful force to get you up off the proverbial couch.”

“Remember, feedback is meant to address the problem, not the person.”

“Self-awareness is the process of getting to know yourself from the inside out and the outside in.”

“She’s so focused and driven to personally succeed that perhaps she takes on too much herself.”

“Stay aware of your good moods and the foolish decisions these moods can lead to, and you’ll be able to enjoy feeling good without any regrets.”

“The biggest obstacle to increasing your self-awareness is the tendency to avoid the discomfort that comes from seeing yourself as you really are.”

“The more we understand the beauty and the blemishes, the better we are able to achieve our full potential.”

“The secret to winning this culture game is to treat others how they want to be treated, not how you would want to be treated.”

“The tricky thing about your brain is that, once a negative mood takes over, you lose sight of what’s good in your life, and suddenly you hate your job, you’re frustrated with family and friends, you’re dissatisfied with your accomplishments, and your optimism about the future goes out the window. Deep down, you know that things aren’t as bad as they seem, but your brain just won’t hear it.”

“Trust is a peculiar resource; it is built rather than depleted by use.”

“You do control the thoughts that follow an emotion, and you have a great deal of say in how you react to an emotion—as long as you are aware of it.”

“Your brain has a difficult time distinguishing between what you see with your eyes and what you visualize in your mind.”

Dr. Travis Bradberry discusses his book on Emotional Intelligence and motivation during this inspiring keynote. As an award winning and best selling author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Dr. Bradberry participates in many speaking conferences and growth summits.

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