In this episode, the first of 2 parts, we reviewed the work of Daniel Goleman in the origin of the phrase “emotional intelligence”, and also discussed what emotional intelligence (also emotional quotient, or EQ) can help you with. We also explained the competences, and components of emotional intelligence. We rounded off the episode with 4 Principles that makes it easy to understand EQ. It is a foundational episode in getting a firm understanding of emotional intelligence.
In this episode we discuss the various theories on the quantum of human emotions, and conclude that regardless of the number, what is important is that each person in interpreting external stimuli leads to a diverse number of emotions; and these varies, depending on subjective variables of culture, social and religious influences.
In this episode we discuss the evolution of emotions, looking at the works of Williams James (1842-1910), Anthonio Demasio (1944-date); how Demasio’s work blunted the initial controversy on whether the study of emotions can be a serious scientific venture.