Should you share your emotions all the time and with everyone?

PSYCHOLOGY – Indispensable to our good mental health, emotions are increasingly recognized. This does not prevent certain filters from being kept …

Emotion has not always been welcome in society. ” Stop crying ! “, we have often heard in childhood. ” Do not cry like that “, have we been advised. Even our euphoria seemed unwelcome: ” Calm down ” sounded the end of the festivities. Considered too intimate to be shared, what was experienced inside had to stay there. But fear, anger, sadness and joy, these four so-called fundamental emotions, like their multiple variations (guilt or pride), now have the right to citizenship. Especially since they’ve been elevated to intelligence.

Emotional intelligence

In the 1960s, psychologists Peter Salovey and John Mayer developed the concept of emotional intelligence, which refers to the ability to recognize, understand and regulate one’s emotions, but also to deal with those of others. Popularized by Daniel Goleman in 1996 thanks to his eponymous bestseller, the “IE” has been developed in many areas,

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