Are you an emotional person? Here’s why you are amazing!
If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder. Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today’s world. -Robert K. Cooper
I am generally too emotional. My initial response to every stimulus is through the expression of emotions and not through reason and logic. No doubt, people ask me to tone down my emotionality a lot of times. They would not leave a chance to tell me why being so high on emotions has a negative impact on my “image”.
So what do I do? Oh well, I turn to tell them, it’s a part of me and I embrace it with all my strength.
This has been going on since my childhood when I was taught to ‘toughen up’ and never give in to being “too emotional”. What my parents really meant, maybe, was to never be “weak” in my life.
And there, I must say, my parents, got it wrong, as the rest of us do!
Being an emotional person has nothing to do with being mentally weak.
I believe, also would like you all to believe, that being emotional is not synonymous with being weak. As a human being what else is expected of you? If you do not use your power to feel, then what’s the use of having this asset?
Dale Carnegie says,
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.
We aren’t machines. We are all gifted with the power to feel and we should be extremely proud of it.
If you are someone high on emotional intelligence, you will be able to relate to these 6 perks of being an emotional person:
6 Ways Being An Emotional Person Is A Blessing In Disguise
1. Being emotional leads to meaningful relationships.
Letting others peek into your vulnerabilities might seem a bit too much for you, but it’s the ultimate strength. Being able to feel the other person, and also effectively display one’s emotions takes a person to have higher emotionality.
Whether it’s a romantic or platonic relationship, the exchange of emotions fosters understanding. Emotions make two people more connected. It acts as a nourishing agent to full forward a relationship.
Two emotional people in a relationship make for a wonderful couple, who can easily sense and cater to each other.
2. Being emotional intensifies your experiences.
If you are an over emotional being, you sure must have noticed that your experiences are generally more intense, potent and exceptionally overwhelming in nature.
You perceive everything more passionately, more genuinely and more ardently as compared to others. These make these experiences more memorable, closer to your heart and gives life the meaning other people might be missing out on.
For you, the world is full of possibilities, excitement, and enthusiasm. Life seems more colorful, fun and free when every single experience is tied closely to your emotions.
3. Being emotional helps you keep in touch with your empathetic nature.
We often fail to put ourselves in other people’s shoes ad look from their level. A handful of our misunderstandings, interpersonal conflicts and arguments come from this very fact. To be able to consider the perceptions of other people is a huge capacity. We call it empathy.
Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms. – Sterling K. Brown
People who are high on emotional intelligence are linked to having a higher ability to express and identify the emotional expressions of other people.
These provide them with the ability to be empathetic to other people’s emotions and with a heightened capacity to understand them and their emotions. If you are emotional in nature, you have an enhanced capacity to identify other people’s emotions as your own and hence acquire a better understanding of them.
4. Being emotional helps you better adapt to new situations.
When you are too emotional, you feel everything deeper, you understand everything deeper, you analyze everything in detail. Nothing for you is superficial; you penetrate deeply to the core of every matter and try to understand it. Because halfway is not your way.
These give you an overall knowledge about the specific matter and your experiences are richer than your less emotional counterparts. When an experience is loaded with emotions, it has a stronger impact on us. It teaches us important life lessons that we never forget in a hurry.
We can use these accumulations of experiences, along with the emotionality associated with it, to better deal with similar situations in the future.