Did you take Emotional Intelligence 101 in school? Me neither. Most of us never had any intentional teaching on how to identify and articulate our emotions. The closest we came was mom setting us on her lap and helping us find the words to express what we were feeling as kid. Many of us didn’t even have that.
The Feeling Wheel is a simple tool to help you put language to your emotions that goes deeper than “Good” or “Bad”. The four basic umbrella emotions are: happy, sad, mad, and scared (or concerned if your a man, because we don’t get scared…right). Under each of these umbrellas is a host of nuanced emotions, each with their own causes and experiences.
The first task in growing emotional intelligence is to learn the language of emotion. If you know the words you can begin to match your emotional experience with the words that represent those experiences. The Feeling Wheel, while certainly not exhaustive or definitive, can be helpful in helping you find the right words.
Over 1,400 families in southwest Missouri trust the counselors of The Relationship Center to serve their counseling needs. With more than 14,000 hours of therapy in the last 5 years alone TRC counselors have the experience that can make the difference. We specialize in Biblically Christian and Clinically Proven Counseling provided by Licensed Professionals. Session fees range from $75-$125 and we have payment plans & scholarships to meet every budget. Have more questions? Click Here to Learn More About Counseling at The Relationship Center