Emotional Intelligence and Colours

Terrific clues to the core emotional drives of people are their favourite colours.  As readers of this blog know I am a big fan of the 7MTF/Humm for understanding our core emotions. Chandler Macleod, one of Australia’s leading organisational psychologists, bought the rights to the Humm in the early 1960s and have since tested over 1 million people. In addition, the company has conducted follow-up interviews with over 100,000 of those tested. Over time they noticed that each of the seven compo.....

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Emotional Intelligence – Step 3 Social Awareness (Part 2)

In my last blog I described how to use TOPDOG which stands for Talk-Organisation-Position-Dress-Office-Gambit to work out the core emotional drives of someone’s personality and in particular the three clues of Organisation, Position and Gambit. Now I am going to discuss the other three clues: Talk, Dress, and Office based on the 7MTF/Humm model of core emotions. This is a simple framework you use when you first meet someone. First, talk. What a person says and how it is said are major clues .....

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Emotional Intelligence – Step 3 Social Awareness (Part 1)

While self-awareness and self-management are important steps in developing Emotional Intelligence it is probably the final two steps of  social awareness and social skills that are more important for success in life. How do you work out the core emotional drives of other people? How do you develop the social skills to make others more effective? Social Awareness or empathy is commonly defined as identifying with or experiencing of the feelings of another. Typical advice to people trying to imp.....

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Is Saturday the Best Book on EQ?

One of my major criticisms of the Salovey-Meyer model is that it has too much focus is on transient emotions and too little time is spent on temperament, which is our genetic predisposition to reacting emotionally. Only about 3% of The Emotionally Intelligent Manager is spent on this topic. I have addressed this issue in a previous blog but this week I read a book that captures this difference beautifully. There was a wonderful article in The New Yorker (23 February 2009) about the English aut.....

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