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Day 39 – Q 2.Do people suffering from depression lack emotional intelligence? Comment.

2. Do people suffering from depression lack emotional intelligence? Comment. 

क्या अवसाद से पीड़ित लोगों में भावनात्मक बुद्धि की कमी होती है? आलोचनात्मक टिप्पणी करें।


Emotional Intelligence is the ability to perceive, understand and manage emotions. It is the assimilation of the head (cognitive abilities) and heart (emotion).


It is generally said to include three skills:

  1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;
  2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;
  3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person

Depression is a serious, but common, condition. It often causes people to feel sad or empty for long periods. It can also affect one’s thinking patterns and physical health. In some cases, depression can lead people to consider suicide.

  • Emotion is what binds everything. Emotion is what gives us meaning. Emotion is what helps us to reflect on our place in this whole scheme of things. Most people don’t even know that they have all these emotions. 
  • Most of us think that we are victims of our emotions; we don’t have any control over our emotions. When sadness takes over us, we simply have to react in a depressed manner. We don’t have the choice to stop that Depression. Emotional intelligence is the power to exercise your choice to stop an emotion and channel it in any direction you want.
  • When we stuff our feelings, they quickly build into the uncomfortable sensations of tension, stress and anxiety. Unaddressed emotions strain the mind and body. an emotionally intelligent person has skills to help make stress more manageable by enabling him to spot and tackle tough situations before things escalate.
  • People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Emotionally intelligent persons are able to recognise negative emotions in themselves and see difficult situations as a challenge. They focus on the positives and persist.
  • Imagine a person lost his job. An emotionally intelligent person might perceive their emotions as cues to take action, both to deal with the challenges and to control their thoughts and feelings.
  • But someone with poor emotional skills might ruminate on their job loss, come to think of themselves as hopelessly unemployable, and spiral into depression.
  • When in Depression, it is important to be self-aware, manage depression through discussion and friends by knowing its root cause rather than giving in to suicidal tendencies.
  • Emotional intelligence is an art of managing one’s emotions. A person can understand what exactly he is feeling and then take decisions accordingly. This way he can maintain his conduct according to the situation and influence others emotions in his favour.


People think that logic and reasoning and systematic approach is our whole life, but reality our life is shaped by our emotions. Knowing how to direct these emotions in a certain direction is emotional intelligence.

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