About emotional style
Some people see the glass half full whilst others see it as half empty. One of your friends recovers almost immediately after a setback, whilst another is depressed for weeks. One person goes into a rage when a boy racer cuts them up, and they fume for hours whilst another laughs the incident off. Why are people so very different?
The answer, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson, lies in our unique emotional styles. After nearly 40 years of studying the brain mechanisms that underlie emotions, Davidson has identified six emotional ranges that influence how we think, feel, and react. Our way of engaging with the world is influenced by where we sit in the spectrum of six areas of emotional style:
- Resilience: How long it takes to rebound after adversity.
- Outlook: How hopeful and optimistic you are
- Social Intuition: How skilled you are at picking up social signals from other people.
- Self-Awareness: How well you can perceive the physical sensations in your body that signal emotions.
- Sensitivity to Context: Your ability to regulate emotional responses depending on the context.
- Attention: How sharply and clearly, you can focus and how well you can switch attention to things that you find meaningful and add value.
Measuring your emotional style
Take the emotional style test today. It takes about twenty minutes to fill in the survey, and you will get a tailored report covering each of the six areas of emotional style.
To take the test, go to the CART at the bottom of the page and register. We will then email you the Emotional Style Questionnaire, which takes about twenty minutes to complete.
We will then compile your Emotional Style Report and mail it back to you within 48 hours. The survey cost is $385 per person.
Team and group assessments
contact us for more information about using emotional style survey in 180 and 360-degree conversations.
The emotional style survey is a great way to help individuals and teams raise their level of self-awareness about their abilities in each of the six areas and creates a framework for developing emotionally intelligent behaviours at work.