There are only two emotional styles … Which one are you?
Aristotle (384-322 BCE) said…
“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness, and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival”.
“I learned at great cost to manage my reactive emotional style.”
“I was astonished to discover my avoidant emotional style.“
There are two emotional styles – avoidant and reactive. Regardless of your gender, you are more likely to display more of one style than the other.
Mike and Karen Gosling are married. They are both highly educated and intelligent. Mike has a Masters in Business Administration and a PhD in emotional intelligence. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health.
Both Mike and Karen have been successful in their careers, raised two wonderful sons, traveled the world, and have offered advice and support to many people from all walks of life to improve human wellness.
They are stable and influential, in a relationship lasting more than 32 years. They have collaborated to provide clients the benefit of their combined knowledge and experience in life.
But Mike and Karen each have a different emotional style. They respond differently to the same event and experience emotion in totally different ways. And because they are both fully aware of their emotional style and the impact it has physiologically on their bodies, they experience and manage their worlds very differently.
Awareness of your emotional style offers you the opportunity to change your mind and change your life, elevating emotional well-being.