Emotional Intelligence: The ability to manage the impact of emotions on our relationships with others. To recognize accurately how you and others feel and the way the emotions are affecting the situation. Keep feelings sufficiently under control to act effectively and to express how you feel in a constructive way.
Goal: To seek balance and resolution, to solve problems and fulfill an unmet need.
Emotional Schemas: A powerful set of negative thoughts and feelings. Unrelenting standards, highly disciplined, motivated, driven in the need of balance. Schemas are a paradox of resolve around compelling needs, which lead us to think, act in ways to keep those needs unfulfilled. It perpetuates into a self-defeating cycle.