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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Fourth pillar - develop self-compassion

And if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself? Being able to feel compassion for yourself and others, when applied wisely, is all part of being emotionally intelligent.

Why does developing self-compassion matter? It matters because, without self-compassion people become miserable, stressed, overworked, develop self-hate, are self-critical, have unrealistic expectations, and even expect perfection. When you are self-critical you are also negative, hard, and judgmental towards others' problems, errors, and behaviors. This makes no one happy. Of course, knowing all the theory about self-compassion is only part of the story. Applying it, on a daily ...

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