Essay About General Semantics

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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…show more content…
When people are too emotional, they can be irrational. They often make bad and hasty decisions based on how they are feeling at the moment. They tend to act without thinking of the consequences of their actions. An example of this was when Filipinos thought it was a good idea to push then Senator Noynoy Aquino to run as a presidential candidate immediately after his mother, Cory Aquino died in 2009. Being too emotional is really bad for our society because most of us get stuck with emoting — giving too much emphasis to how we feel just like Kris Aquino. Some of us end up putting too much meaning to something trivial. Some even make a big deal whenever they hear another person raising their voice and quickly assume that that person is being nasty even if they do not know the whole story. The concept of general semantics and emotional intelligence can be fitted or associated on how most Filipino perceive, understand and give decisions on a certain situation. Filipinos seem to be divided when an issue occurs. Some see this as a good thing, saying this shows our ability to fully understand fear, anger, and happiness. Others however think that this is to blame someone or something that causes the issue. Some Filipinos are emotional intelligent because they based their decisions according to experiences or feelings and some Filipinos are rational thinkers because they are able to set aside their feelings and follow what they think is the right thing to
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