3. Is Vulnerability a Weakness?
You may feel uncomfortable when you admit to a shortcoming, such as being mentally compro-mised, tired, frustrated, in need of a break, especially if it is superior. You were taught to stay calm and persevere. But what if that isn’t possible at the moment? Expressing a vulnerability honestly is a benefit.
Admitting a vulnerability can give you a breath of fresh air, help you relax, and is essential to be-ginning the recovery process. No one has the answers 100% of the time. Vulnerability can allow you to admit you need help, seek it, and solve the issue.
4.Do You Know the Difference Between Stress and Burnout?
We’ve all felt both. However, the line between the two can be difficult to spot. Stress can be healthy, but burnout is a disaster. You may notice the difference between the two when the stress begins to change who you normally are. Are you getting frustrated more often than usual? Is the negativity creeping in more constantly? Do you find yourself unable to see the positive side? You may be on the burnout side of stress and need to step back.
5. How Much Restraint Do You Have?
Restraint can be a tumultuous thing. For example, let’s say one of your team members made a careless yet costly mistake. Restraint can keep you from saying something impulsive and unpro-ductive. In this example, restraint can also keep you from saying something valuable and relevant to the situation.
Just remember that when deciding when to exercise restraint, it is essential to step back, take a breath, and consider your options.
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. – Mahatma Gandhi
6. What Color Are Your Glasses?
You may think of the parachute color exercise when asking yourself this. However, this question for emotional intelligence refers to the color you see the world through. Here are a few examples:
- Rose colored glasses. These are people who see the bright side of everything, which isn’t al-ways a bad thing.
- Red colored glasses. These are people who see the dark side of everything, which isn’t al-ways a bad thing. However, they can tend to overgeneralize, as can rose-colored glasses.
- Clear colored glasses. These are people who see the bright and dark side of everything, which is what high emotional intelligence does. High E.I. individuals see (and balance) the good and bad in everything even if neither is favorable.