We as a human beings experience different emotions naturally like anger, fear, happiness and sadness etc. We can’t stop experiencing emotions but we can control their impact on our behaviors. Many people are disconnected from their emotions—especially strong core emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness, fear, and happiness.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, asses, express and control the emotions of one and others. Psychologists refer to this ability as emotional intelligence, and experts even suggest that it can be more important than IQ. Researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened. They have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life.
For this reason, emotional strength is essential. There are countless situations that emotionally strong people avoid and many actions they never take. Here are 10 of them:
1. They Don’t Beg For Attention:
Needing attention is directly associated to emotion. Those who feel the need for recognition only find themselves experiencing feelings of importance when others make them feel needed; it’s as if these people are cynical of their worth and value.
2. They Don’t Allow Others to Bring Them Down:
Emotional strength entails resilience. The adverse reality is that often the people who hold us back the most are those closest to us. Getting rid of these people is often the best way out, but also the most hard. If you can silently get rid of these people from your life, that’s one of the best thing, you can do and much less of an emotional trigger.
3. They Don’t Hold Grudges:
If you’re holding a grudge, then you already care more about a situation than you should. If a person apologizes truly, forgive him or her. If this person doesn’t apologize, then don’t interact with him or her, but don’t hold grudges.
4. They Never Stop Doing Their Own Thing:
Emotionally strong persons do what they do because they love doing it. They don’t plan on slowing down or stopping for anyone who believes their happiness inappropriate.
5. They Never Stop Believing In Themselves:
Those who love themselves and understand themselves — those who aren’t afraid or proud to be themselves — never doubt themselves.
6. They Aren’t Afraid To Love:
If you’re afraid to love, you don’t have adequate confidence in yourself. You evidently think you can’t be in a lasting relationship. You don’t want to get hurt again because getting hurt truly sucks.
7. They Don’t Do Things They Don’t Want To Do:
We all do things that we don’t love to do, but we should never do things that we don’t want to do. The emotionally strong understand that and almost always manage to work out a way to focus on what they love, which allows them to figure out what they need to do, in order to do what they love.
8. They Have No Problem Saying “No”:
If you can’t say “no,” you will get abused. You’ll be considered a pushover and no one will ever ask you for your opinion or take it seriously when you give it. Saying “no” reminds people that they don’t have control over you.
9. They Don’t Feel The Need To Fit In:
The stronger you are emotionally, the more independent you become. You don’t feel the need to fit in because you fit in where it matters: the world.
10. They Don’t Forget That Happiness Is A Decision:
Most importantly, the emotionally strong have learned to understand the power their brains have over both the mind and body. In other words, they understand that we can create health and happiness by choice. Those choices are in how we think, act and react to the things we cannot control.