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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Self-regulation

Emotionally speaking, self-regulation is the ability to calm yourself down when you are upset and to cheer yourself up when you are down. Behaviorally speaking, self-regulation is the ability to act according to your core values and beliefs. Several researchers have shown that consistent self-regulation requires focus on your core values rather than feelings. The violation of our own core values invariably produces bad feelings, while fidelity to them in the long-term makes you feel more authentic and empowered. To improve self-regulation, a good place to start is by understanding the biology and function of emotions and feelings, which, at this point, you already know. Self-regulation allows you to experience emotions without ...

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