Emotional Reasoning = believing your feelings are facts with an inability to accept or take in any information more tied to facts or reality. Examples:
I want her to love me, so I know in her heart she does: she is just trying to make me jealous by going out with other guys and not accepting a date with me.
I feel fat, therefore, I am fat no matter what the doctor or anyone else thinks.
I am ashamed, therefore I must have done something shameful.
I feel unloved, therefore, I must be unlovable.
The stronger you feel about something, the more you must ask yourself “What if?” “What if the facts are right?” What if other points of view are true?” “What if I am wrong?”
Test your critical thinking efforts against advertizing. The goal of advertizing is to create desire for their products so you will buy, buy, buy.
For a fun way to improve your critical thinking if you are on Facebook is to visit the Fallacy Ref .
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Links of Interest
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- The five components of emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
- An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com)
- Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises.
Disclaimer one: Emotional Fitness Training is not therapy. Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel about much. Take their advice and mine carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you be others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.
Disclaimer two: Forgive my grammatical errors If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here; I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share what like me. Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability, Some of my posts might be peppered with bad spelling, poor punctuation, and worse words that make no sense. If you want to hang in with me, thank you; you are kind. If a post doesn’t make sense or bugs you too much, stop reading, I will understand.