What Matters/Emotional Competency

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Emotional Competency[edit]

Facial expressions reveal our emotions.

Emotional Competency is the essential set of social skills required to recognize, interpret, and respond constructively to emotions in yourself and others.

Emotional competency is an important skill that can provide several benefits throughout many aspects of your life. It can increase your satisfaction with relationships while it increases your gratification and contentment with the many interpersonal events in your life. It can give you greater insight and help you better understand the motives and actions of yourself and others. You can begin to free yourself from anger, hate, resentment, vengeance, and other destructive emotions that cause hurt and pain. You can feel relief and enjoy greater peace-of-mind, autonomy, intimacy, dignity, and wisdom as you engage more deeply with others. Increasing your tolerance and compassion can lead to an authentic optimism and a well-founded confidence, based on your better understanding and interpretation of what-is.


Increase your emotional competency by completing the emotional competency study guide.

Suggestions for further reading:[edit]

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  • Other books listed on the Emotional Competency references page, and throughout the site.