What emotional type are you? This question is not difficult to answer if you teach yourself to know who you are. The beginning of knowing who you are is two-fold. First you learn to listen to your inner soul or inner voice. Second, you have a knowledge of the personality traits that you have. Some ways to answer what your emotional type is by taking a psychological quiz or test.
One source that I read, By Dr Judith Orloff in her article, “What isYour Emotional Type?”, gave four emotional types: the Intellectual; the Empath; the Rock; and the Gusher.
#1-The intellectual or intense thinker – Usually you are intuitive, rational in thought, analyze most things. You are known for keeping cool in tough situations, but don’t trust your gut instinct. Questions to ask yourself are: With a problem, do I immediately start listing pros and cons rather than paying attention to how it makes you feel? Do I plan rather than being spontaneous? Do I have trouble shutting down my overactive mind and difficulty sleeping?
Questions to ask yourself are: With a problem, do I immediately start listing pros and cons rather than paying attention to how it makes you feel? Do I plan rather than being spontaneous? Do I have trouble shutting down my overactive mind and difficulty sleeping?
If so, you can try the following ideas:
Breathe. Simply inhale to the count of 5 and exhale deeply to the count of 4.
Exercise. Walking, rollerblading, or lifting weights, exercise creates body awareness that relaxes your overactive thoughts.
Empathize. Involve your heart and your head.” Don’t just try to fix a problem.
#2. The Empath or Emotional Sponge – You are highly sensitive, loving, and supportive. You’re finely intuned with your emotions and tend to feel everything (sometimes to extreme). Question you can ask yourself are: Have I been told that I am “too emotional” or “too sensitive”?Do I feel the emotions of others around me? Do I restore myself by being alone? Do I get exhausted in crowds? Am I sensitive to noise, smells, and too much talking?
If so, you can try:
Take calming mini-breaks throughout the day. Walk…meditate.
Protecting your senses. List your top five emotionally difficult situations and make a plan for handling them in advance.
#3. The Rock. Strong and Silent Type – You are consistent, dependable, stable they and will be there. You express emotions freely. You don’t get upset or judge. But they often have a hard time expressing their own feelings, and your significant other is always trying to get them to express emotions. Questions you can ask yourself are: Is it easier for you to listen than to share your feelings? Do you often feel like you are the most dependable person? Are you satisfied with the status quo in your relationships?
If so, try these:
Stir things up. Start emotional exchanges instead of simply responding to them. Remember that showing is a form of passion and generosity too.
Express a feeling a day. In a daily journal, write down an emotion you’re experiencing. Don’t hold back. Are you angry? Frustrated?Content? Share what you are feeling with someone.
#4. The Gusher – In touch with their emotions and share them. The quickly process negative responses and move on. They over-share and people burn out. Quest to ask yourself: Do I get anxious when I can’t express my feelings? When a problem arises is my first impulse to share it? Do I find it difficult to sense emotional boundaries?
If so, try this:
Before seeking support, tune into your intuition. Spend a few quiet moments going inward to find out what your gut says. Try to center yourself and calmly solve the situation.
Having relationships first starts with having a relationship with yourself, your inner soul. If that relationship is good, then your other relationships will be good. If you know your emotional type you can grow and evolve in your relationships both yourself and others. I hope that this information has been helpful.
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