I recently read a book on emotional intelligence and took a quiz that came long with it. I’m not terrible but I’m not great either. I tend not to “read” a room when I walk into and judge how others around me are feeling. I’m a bit pragmatic to say the least.
With all the COVID-9 stuff going on I can be a little less sympathetic to the emotional states of others. I view this as any other project – do what needs to be done in the most efficient manner and don’t be stupid about things. Not the best bedside manner if you are dealing with someone with great concerns and is scared about everything going on.
So the great contradiction is I’m very self-aware of how bad I can be about that while still not doing much to change it. I acknowledge it but usually way after the fact. Somehow I need to start being better at recognizing it in the moment.
Discussing it is definitely a step in the right direction in as at least it keeps reminding me. I’m still a work in progress as we all are.