Topics: Psychology, Thought, Mind Pages: 3 (792 words) Published: June 9, 2015

Things Learned in this Class:

New Information

I learned that sometimes self-awareness may be unpopular from the article by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Many self-help advisors want to improve self-esteem rather than self-knowledge and urge people to ignore negative thoughts, in particular about themselves. I always thought it was good to acknowledge negative thoughts in order to obtain self-improvement. I also learned how to prepare to have difficult conversations and that compromising gives up less than accommodating. I thought that compromising and accommodating gave up about the same. I learned that there is a genetic component to emotional intelligence. I now know the components of emotional intelligence which are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management.

Learned About Myself

I learned from the emotional intelligence appraisal that I need to work on my self-management. I don’t look forward to my future with confidence. I always think that bad things are going to happen that may prevent me from reaching my goals. I’m under a great deal of stress and I have a low amount of self-regulation. When I get emotional it is very hard for me to stay flexible. I tend to shut down and lose control. I do not have active listening skills. My mind tends to wonder off during conversations with certain people. This class helped me to understand some of the many problems I’m facing.

Learned About Others

My answers are going to be based on a coworker. I learned that people really do care and have my best interest in mind. Not everyone is looking to see what they can get out of me. I learned that my coworker does things for others without expecting anything in return. I tried to do things for her but she declined my offer. I also learned that my coworker lost her house when she got laid off but she never talks about it. She only told me that it will be replaced by God in his time not ours....
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