Emotional intelligence is not a destination: it’s a moment-by-moment practice of constantly bringing yourself back to your most centered, grounded, conscious self. It requires acceptance of who you are and whatever is occurring.
Self-advocacy is the ability to communicate your needs and make requests for having them met. It is about being assertive in speaking up for yourself and letting others know what you are thinking and feeling.
Employing self-scrutiny requires digging deeper to uncover what is underneath and driving automatic, limiting self-defense structures and habitual, self-defeating patterns.
Cultivating the ability to recognize whether you are in a state equilibrium or disequilibrium at any given moment is a core competency of emotional intelligence.
Boundaries allow you to separate who you are, and what you think and feel, from the thoughts and feelings of others. They also allow you to make clear demarcations in terms of your needs and about how you are being treated.
The amount of satisfaction people experience in their relationships with others is directly correlated with their ability to be self-reflective.