CRITICIZING OTHERS AS DUMB OR STUPID?

Think you are smart?  Think again.  Think you are dumb?  Think again. David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University researched people’s ideas about how smart or stupid they were. Their results were named for them. This is what they found: The Dunning-Kruger effect (also known as Mount Stupid or Smug Snake) occurs when people fail to correctly assess …

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Reading Books Improves Emotional Intelligence

 I read lots. Much of the time my reading is done on my computer. I am grateful, that social media is making reading more popular. I recently finished a list for my blog that named most of the books I hold responsible for making me who I am. Need to add some fiction titles. Then …

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Feeling Safer Boosts Emotional Intelligence

Recent events have eroded our sense of safety particularly when it comes to our children and schools. Something to think about. Well trained guard dogs save lives, and yes sometimes by sacrificing their life.  Sad, but better than children dying. Here are some thoughts from various articles about dogs in schools. Programs like Readers of the …

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Tiny eBook: Laughing, An Emotional Fitness Exercise

Laughter: A Fun Emotional Fitness Exercise The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter Mark Twain, American humorist So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. Gordon Allport, Philosopher and psychologist FIRST THINGS FIRST Each Emotional Fitness Training (EFT) exercise is …

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