The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Finding the Right Occupation

Introduction: Choosing a career path that aligns with our personalities can significantly impact our happiness and engagement in the workplace. Recent research* at UNSW suggests that certain jobs attract individuals with predictable personalities, and when there is harmony between one's temperament and occupation, it leads to greater satisfaction. In this blog, we will explore the relationship between emotional intelligence and occupation using the 7MTF model of temperament and the recent.....

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Emotional Intelligence and being overconfident

This blog was prompted by this article in The dangers of being over-confident Overconfidence is a cognitive bias that leads people to overestimate their abilities, knowledge, or chances of success.  A famous example is driving ability where 93% of drivers in a one study believed they were above average. This cognitive bias sometimes gets called the Lake Wobegon Effect after the author Garrison Keiller’s fictional town in which all the children are above average; a more tech.....

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Emotional Intelligence and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Recently this article appeared in my inbox. What the fundamental attribution error misses about blame.  This made me think about the relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and the Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE).  The FAE is the idea that people tend to overemphasize dispositional explanations for behaviour and ignore situational factors. This phenomenon is significant because it can lead to judgments and decisions that are unfair and inaccurate. In contrast, EI is the ab.....

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Reflections in old age

Recently my wife and I went to see Living starring Bill Nighy.  Set in 1953 the film resonated with me as I returned to the UK (where I was born in 1944) in 1957 and many of the scenes brought back long submerged memories.  Another reason the film resonated is that I am now 78 and the film is about a senior public servant who is near retirement who is suddenly told he has a fatal cancer and only six months to live.  The question the film asks is What makes for a happy life? Then this T.....

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