Twisted Faces and Emoijs!

How do you know which emoticon to use? An emoticon is a pictorial representation of facial expressions. These little pictorial images are an important tool to use when communicating by using technology. The absence of body language and prosody makes is tricky to interpret  a person's feelings or mood. A range of tones and feelings... Continue Reading →

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T29 – Day 15

Day 15- Emotions Express different emotions – at will. See if you can identify the emotions in the picture below. Answers can be found here. Photo Now go to a mirror and exercise the basic emotions till you can evoke them at will. Then, go into town or your office, show an emotion and see... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 14

Day 14 - Emotions Watch a TV programme with the sound switch off. Try to describe the characters emotions by watching their facial expression and body language. Learning to understand and becoming observant of non-verbal communication increases your emotional awareness. You can observe other people's body language, for example, frowning can mean discomfort, physical pain,... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new... Continue Reading →

Feelings Are An Asset To Thinking

Many people have the opinion that feelings distract thinking, and the best is to get rid of them.We came across a view from Dennis Perrin who in contrast states: “Feelings are an asset to thinking”. Dennis Perrin is running Thinking Training in the UK, providing courses in Lateral thinking, Six Thinking Hats and the Power of... Continue Reading →

Dance First

"Dance first. Think later.  It’s the natural order.”  Samuel Becket A dancer uses his or her body to express emotions, feelings and moods. Body language  can be exaggerated and a dancer uses the body as an instrument to explore and express ideas. But can  you act out your problem, design, or express your feelings in... Continue Reading →

Unspeakableness

Ah, it is annoying when you cannot find the right words! If you have tried to explain something in a foreign language, you might have found it impossible to find the right words in the other language. Finding the right words to describe your emotions and feeling is tricky and in some cases emotions are... Continue Reading →

Robots, Evolution and Emotions

Can a robot evolve? Or is it chained to the insides of a program? Names like Incher, Jitter and Wings, hit that the robots may not be simply ordinary robots.  The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has designed a program within which simulated robots "build" themselves out of cubes of virtual muscles and bones. They provided... Continue Reading →

Innovations, Emotions and Body Language

Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new product or idea... Continue Reading →

If-Then

Great athletes create amazing performances with unbelievable consistency. Composed, mentally tough, emotionally controlled or simply determined and focused. Have you set your goals? Do you know what you want to achieve? Sharp and clearly defined goals are valued by athletes, business-people and achievers from all sorts of fields. So, goal setting must be a great... Continue Reading →

Elaborated Concepts of Feelings

In many cultures, people have developed basic human feelings and emotions into elaborated art forms. Sometimes feelings and emotions has been given names such as The Blues in North America, Saudade in the Portuguese culture, the Duende in the Spanish culture, and the feeling of the Tango. These names that have no immediate translation in... Continue Reading →

Emotional Vampires

Judith Orloff’s says that if you want to be emotionally free you cannot remain naïve about relationships. Some people create a positive atmosphere but other can suck the optimism out of you and your ideas and suggestions. Emotional vampires or users and takers make you feel emotionally drained after spending time with them. They may... Continue Reading →

Feelings and Emotions are Not the Same

neither are Thinking and Feeling. But many of us have difficulties describing the differences. And more importantly seeing the benefits of understanding the importance. Let's have a look what Alan Watkins has to say about it.  Alan Watkins is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence Ltd. He specialises on leadership and human performance. Using... Continue Reading →

Thinking and Music

How do you use your iPod music library? What sort of music do you listen to when you drive to work? Is it different from when you drive home from work? And what do you listen to while you are trying to solve a problem? By exploring our music selections, we can discover sections that... Continue Reading →

The Emotional Life of Your Brain – Book Review

Are you feeling gloomy and miserable? Neuropsychologist Richard Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” may provide you with some insight into your emotions and even give you some inspiration about ways to challenge and change your outlook on life. One hundred years ago, psychologists and biologists were interested... Continue Reading →

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