Intelligence emotional and depression Goleman (1995) refers to the emotional intelligence to expand the narrow vision of intelligence, which considers that the IQ above all has a genetic basis which can not be modified by the life experience and that such attitudes govern our lives. Emotional intelligence at skills including self-discipline, persistence, and the ability to motivate oneself. Goleman raises that these skills can teach children, giving them better opportunities to use intellectual potential that nature has given you. We live in a turbulent age where society is desestructura and where the quality of community life are altered by selfishness, violence and spiritual poverty. The importance of emotional intelligence to Goleman revolves around the relationship between feelings, character and moral instincts.

The ethical positions we have human beings arise from our emotional capacities. People who are at the mercy of the momentum, lacking self-control. They present a moral deficiency. The ability to dominate the momentum is the vase of will and character. The root of altruism is empathy: the ability to interpret the emotions of others and take into account. If there is no need or despair in the other, there is no concern (Goleman, 1995). In our decisions and actions have both feelings such as thought and usually more.

Goleman raises emotional intelligence includes skills such as being able to be substantiated and persist against the disappointments; control impulse and delaying gratification, regulate mood and prevent disorders diminish the ability to think: show empathy and hope. Goleman, emotions are impulses that lead to action and instant plans to confront life. Thus studying the way as every emotion prepares the body for a different answer. However, the biological tendencies to act are molded by the experience of life and of culture. Mental life is constituted by the rational mind and the emotional mind, which are two different forms of knowledge that interact. The rational includes awareness, reflection, analysis and meditation. The emotional includes impulses. Feelings are basic for thinking and thinking is for feeling. The two are in constant tension. Strong feelings can wreak havoc in the thought or reasoning, lack of awareness of the feelings can also be harmful, especially when it comes to decisions on which the future depends.

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