Are you genuine and maximising your Emotional Intelligence?

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2019 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

According to Travis Bradberry, in his book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, genuine people are who they are. They know that some people will like them, and some won’t. And they’re OK with that. It’s not that they don’t care whether or not other people will like them but simply that they’re not going to let that get in the way of doing the right thing. People catch on to your attitude quickly and are more attracted to the right attitude than what or how many people you know.

Travis goes on to say people gravitate toward those who are genuine because they know they can trust them. It is difficult to like someone when you don’t know who they really are and how they really feel. Genuine people mean what they say, and if they make a commitment, they keep it. You know that if they say something, it’s because they believe it to be true.

They also treat people with respect. Whether interacting with their biggest clients or servers taking their drink orders, genuine people are unfailingly polite and respectful. They understand that no matter how nice they are to the people they have lunch with, it all falls down if those people witnesses them behaving badly toward others. Genuine people treat everyone with respect because they believe they’re no better than anyone else.

Travis argues that genuine people don’t need shiny, fancy stuff in order to feel good. It’s not that they think it’s wrong to go out and buy the latest and greatest items to show off their status; they just don’t need to do this to be happy. Their happiness comes from within, as well as from the simpler pleasures - such as friends, family, and a sense of purpose that make life rich.

His book contains much more detail.........

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