People Smart: Intuiting Other’s Feelings

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Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. You could say that intuition is something that one knows from instinct, like a hunch.

You may think that you’re good at guessing what others are thinking, but… How good are you at reading what they’re feeling? In reality, you’re constantly practicing this skill, even if you don’t realize it.

If you can make a good guess about what people are feeling, you will interact with them in a healthier way. You may also gain a better understanding of yourself in the process.

Humans communicate emotion through language, sound (or tone), facial expressions, and body language. The key is to remain objective and receive information neutrally without distorting it. Language and culture can influence how people express emotion. Despite these differences, all humans experience certain key emotions. There are 8 basic feelings (a feeling is an emotional state):

Anger: fury, outrage, wrath, irritability, hostility, resentment and violence.
Sadness: grief, sorrow, gloom, melancholy, despair, loneliness, and depression.
Fear: anxiety, apprehension, nervousness, dread, fright, and panic.
Joy: enjoyment, happiness, relief, bliss, delight, pride, thrill, and ecstasy.
Interest: acceptance, friendliness, trust, kindness, affection, love, and devotion.
Surprise: shock, astonishment, amazement, astound, and wonder.
Disgust: contempt, disdain, scorn, aversion, distaste, and revulsion.
Shame: guilt, embarrassment, chagrin, remorse, regret, and contrition.

Your ability to read and respond to emotion in others is known as emotional intelligence. By developing your emotional intelligence, you can improve awareness of emotion in both yourself and others.

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Vocabulary:

  • Hunch: A feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts.
  • Guess: Estimate or suppose (something) without sufficient information to be sure of being correct.
  • Remain: Continue to exist, especially after other similar or related people or things have ceased to exist.

Recommendations:

Write down how are you feeling today and don’t forget to describe it with many details.

Questionnaire:

  • Watch the video and tell us how many expressions could you guess.

Welcome to this activity created by Senior Advisor Mr. Huriat Santini from Narvarte Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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