Four Indicators of a High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it—in themselves or in others. Emotional intelligence is essentially the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage…

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Personality trait or mental disorder? The same genes may weigh in on both

This notion — that mental illnesses are largely inborn personality traits that get pushed into extreme territory by life experience — has just gotten some high-tech confirmation from researchers at UC San Diego.

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The Miserable Catch 22 of Mental Illness

Mental illness, sadness

There’s a catch-22 element to the problem. I feel unable to do what I’m supposed to in my life because of anxiety and depression, and I’m anxious and depressed about what I have to do in my life. I’m panicked about making a mistake, so I become paralyzed with fear and make lots of mistakes. … Read moreThe Miserable Catch 22 of Mental Illness

Teachers have to be therapist one moment, social worker the next

The former children’s mental health tsar on why schools have become the last line of support for vulnerable pupils