Emotions and Intelligence

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When emotions go up intelligence goes down. How many times did you experience that fact–from either side?

Someone in fear doesn’t hear anything. In fact anyone experiencing any emotions shuts out whatever you attempt to share. Neutralize the emotion first. THEN speak what you want to share always striding to allow the other person to choose for himself rather than be “sold” on your proposal.

Let’s empower rather than overpower.

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4 Responses to Emotions and Intelligence

  1. patricia says:

    From a physiological point of view when we are in fear the blood flow is more actice to the arms and legs so that we can run or fight ( fight or flight).
    We are less intellinegnt when we are streed out or in fear.
    so, yes, it is importnat to neutralize the fear and there are so many ways to it if the person agrees to. Thanks for this reminder Ali!
    Patricia

    • Ali Bierman says:

      Interesting, Patricia. I never thought about the physiology of the fact that when emotions go up intelligence goes down. You know what els e?If the fight or flight does not happen (and it usually does not) the body locks in a neurological event, an actual scoliosis. Scoliosis is neurological, not curving spine. The curving spine results from the neurology. I’ve seen someone with eleven scolioses–all of which were cleared using a modality called Neural Organization Technique. Amazing–the human body is so amazing,

  2. Bonnie says:

    So true! We also tend to reflect emotions and this only serves to worsen the upset. Great message.

    • Ali Bierman says:

      You got that right on, Bonnie. How often have you heard someone try to calm an upset perso with the words, “Calm down.” Geesh! Like that will ever work.

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