General Semantics And Emotional Intelligence Summary

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Background of the Study The article is about General Semantics and Emotional Intelligence by Martin H. Levinson, Ph.D. it examines the biological aspects of emotional intelligence and explores how studying general semantics can add to emotional intelligence and career success. And it will also explain how general semantics can help a person obtain his or her expertise in a certain area. The term general semantics originated with Alfred Korzybski in 1933 as the name for a general theory of evaluation, which in application turned out to be an empirical science, giving methods for general human adjustment in our private, public, and professional lives. Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability of individuals to recognize their own and other people 's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. The article is divided into three parts. The first part (PART I: Emotions and the Brains) explains how “feelings” differs from “rational thinking” as well as the human brain’s history and development. The second part ( PART II: “Thoughts” and “Feelings” ), explains that thoughts and feelings, are somehow similar to each other, whereas in the context of general semantics, both are considered elements that exist with one another. And the last part (PART III: Using GS to Enhance Emotional Intelligence ) explains how general semantics is used to develop

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