Book Review: ‘How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain’ Part II

By Lisa Feldman Barrett The British Psychological Society recently published two interesting articles that tied into my previous post on Feldman’s new book and the Theory of Constructed Emotions.  The first was “My-side bias” makes it difficult for us to see the logic in arguments we disagree with.   The second article was A cartography of consciousness – researchers map where subjective feelings are located in the body. I then realised that after having published my review .....

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Book Review: ‘How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain’

By Lisa Feldman Barrett If you are interested in the field of Emotional Intelligence this is a must read.  While Goleman’s book popularised the subject, this book completely revolutionises one’s thinking about emotions.  More importantly Lisa Feldman Barrett is an actual scientist unlike so many who write on the topic yet she has a clear, concise writing style that makes this book a pleasure to read.  As someone who went to Cambridge and studied Natural Sciences may I take my hat o.....

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Why Temperament is the Key to Lifting Your Emotional Intelligence

Sissinghurst - the famous garden planted by Vita Sackville-West Recently Guy Winch published a terrific blog on emotional intelligence.  Guy was discussing a yet unpublished study of 3,000 adults who were asked to respond to the following question: You arrive at a social event, excited to see friends you haven’t seen for a while but as you walk in you overhear two of these friends saying negative things about you. What would you feel in this situation?  Anger   Shame   Sadn.....

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How to deal with a Passive-Aggressive colleague

I was sent an interesting one-minute video the other day which features British Leadership Consultant William Montgomery: How to deal with a Passive-Aggressive colleague. In the video Montgomery uses the example where a manager is assigning tasks to employees to complete a project.  Subsequently one employee refuses to do his or her tasks delaying the project and causing frustration. Montgomery suggests three tactics to handle the situation: Give feedback describing how you are f.....

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