In our book about personality types, my daughter Toni Rothpletz and I discuss the importance of have self-awareness in our chapter on emotional intelligence. In fact, part of having emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your own emotions as well as those in others. “Your perceptions of others reveal so much about your own personality,” says study researcher Dustin Wood, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University. “Seeing others positively reveals your own positive traits.” “A huge suite of negative personality traits is associated with viewing others negatively,” Wood said in a news release. “The simple tendency to see people negatively indicates a greater likelihood of depression and various personality disorders.”
This information comes from a study in July’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Interesting article on WebMD . . . to see entire article go to http://bit.ly/93l9IJ.