What makes me tick?
Personality, Emotions, and Social/Emotional Intelligence
2nd Period Psychology
For as long as I can remember I have been mostly introverted which I can attribute to the way I have been raised, my parents have always been supportive of me but they know that I am fond of spending a great deal of my time alone or with just a few friends so they aren't always on my case or trying to force me into doing things that would make me feel uncomfortable. I can also attribute my introverted personality to my genealogy. My father is a social person but he also enjoys his alone time and my mother is pretty similar to him, but out of all of my relatives I think I am mostly like my grandfather, who I admire and always take advice from.
Since becoming part of the basketball team I have learned to become a little more extroverted when I am playing and to be more socially involved with the team. I have been able to transfer this skill over into my everyday situations by being social and voicing my opinion more than I once did.
The way that I usually interact with or reflect my emotions is usually expressing calm and collected emotions rather than ones of extreme happiness or sadness. I tend to be a more level headed person and never wear my heart on my sleeve. If people around me are exhibiting negative emotions I tend to take myself out of that environment and try to find a more suitable one to me. Although denying negative emotions isn't exactly always possible I have learned how to deal with it in more internal ways.
My Social/ Emotional Intelligence
I have learned through experience that remaining calm is something that I do well and that this skill can benefit me when someone is in a negative mood and I can maintain my calmness and try to understand why they are feeling that way. This way of remaining calm has allowed me to regulate my emotions and be more emotionally intelligent. Being emotionally intelligent has benefited me because I can see situations as a whole and know what factors play in to the emotions of others.
The Importance of Understanding Myself, My Emotions, and My Social/ Emotion Intelligence
Although all people experience emotions of all kinds, most people do not know that they can directly influence the way the people around them act. With this knowledge I will be able to make sure that I am a positive influence to the people around me and that I am not giving off any negative vibes that may become detrimental to the people I associate with. This will benefit me in college when I am around new people in the fact that I can know if they are someone I would want to be around.