Identification Ability

“It takes courage to know when one ought to be afraid.”

– James A. Michener

Identification is the ability to recognize emotional states in oneself and others quickly. It was stated above that our and others’ emotions can occur as quickly as a half second. This quickness often causes us to act and think in irrational ways because our brain cannot analyze a situation as quickly.

A way to counter this is to develop an ability to quickly identify emotions within ourselves and others. This can be done by first developing what could be called an emotional vocabulary. An emotional vocabulary consists of words that describe emotions one is experiencing rapidly.

For example, how many words can you write down that describe various ...

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