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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Consequences of having low self-awareness

In psychology we use the term blind spots when referring to a lack of, or very low emotional self-awareness. At this moment, you already understand how important it is to have and improve this competence. However, it is important to learn some of the worst consequences of having a very low emotional self-awareness, so you can be more motivated to improve yours. For instance:

  • You don't know what your passions in life are, thus you feel bad and lost in life.
  • You blame others or external factors for your bad luck and failures, whether in the workplace or in your life.
  • You sound sarcastic and snide when congratulating your teammate for his new position as Team Manager, instead of sounding happy and proud. ...

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