|The Wise Path|
óNaturally Warm and Constructive Emotional Responses
Emotionally Talented people have been emotionally competent long enough to become unconsciously competent. They are naturally warm and respond constructively to emotions without having to think about what to do.
Emotionally talented people are kind, sensitive, and generous. They love others and allow others to love them. They are excellent listeners, well-intentioned, sincerely helpful, hardy, and especially empathetic.
Emotionally talented people are either gifted with a special aptitude for interpersonal skills, or they learn emotional competency at an early age and practice it all their lives. They seem to know exactly what to say or do to bring out the best in each of us, comfort us during times of distress, and quickly reach a rapport even with total strangers. These are the warm, gracious, and charismatic people among us who often excel at counseling professions and soothing personal interactions.
Conscientiously practicing the skills described below will help you move from the emotionally competent stage to the emotionally talented stage.
Reading these books will begin to improve your emotional talents:
Continue to practice your emotional talents as you work toward compassion.
The figure links to the states that neighbor this one. This can help orient you to this state both horizontally, showing the action and cognition states at this level of development, and vertically showing the emotion levels before and after this one.