Emotional Awareness and Men (2019 Statistics and Data)
You know that guy in the office who on some days looks totally approachable and other days looks angry and frustrated? There are mornings that feel ok to talk to him and mornings where you stay clear of him. He shows it in his body language, his tone, and his facial expressions.
Many of us know a guy like this.
So, let’s name him Max.
Max is sometimes really great to work with and other times is very hard to work with. And when asked how he’s doing, his response is always, “I’m fine” or “I’m good.” But there’s a disconnect between his interactions with people, what his body language says, and the verbal response he has.
Max is normal. Just like you and I, he has great days and shitty days. But what he lacks is emotional awareness.
You probably already know what emotional awareness — which is probably why you’re reading this. (If not, read – what is emotional awareness)
And you probably want to dive deeper…
Here are some stats and data:
- Both men and women have that ability to cultivate EQ, only 35% of men practice EQ
- 30-50% of our marital/partnered happiness relies on EQ
- People who experience negative or destructive emotions regularly are 19% more likely to develop heart disease and are at 70% risk of cancer
- Men are responsible for increasing negativity in an argument 65% of the time
- People who practice emotional awareness have healthier relationships
- Emotionally intelligent people are more satisfied and happier in their life
- Emotional awareness is associated with lower levels of stress, healthier lifestyles, and longer lives.
- Emotional awareness is correlated to lower levels of depression and anxiety
- People who practice emotional awareness are more trusted by their peers
- Higher EQ is a stronger predictor of success in life than IQ
Max might be unhappy. He might have unhealthy relationships. And he might be feeling stressed.
Do you feel like Max, sometimes?
I’m kind of like Max somedays. I walk around with weight on my shoulders. I divert my eyes. And I can be short and impatient.
And that’s ok.
I’m always working on it. Our emotions come and go, just like the seasons.
But only Max knows if he is not experiencing his life the way that he would like to.
And that’s why I a practice of emotional awareness into my life and work.
Heck – That’s why Chris and I choose to do this work. It aligns with living a well lived life!
The beauty of emotional intelligence is that you can increase it by practicing emotional awareness as a skill.
Emotional awareness takes a whole lot of practice. The more we practice, the better we get. The better we get, the more satisfied and happy we will become in our lives. Because emotional awareness is literally how we experience our life.
And guess what?
There will be moments where we mess up. But just like you, me, Chris, and Max–we’re all human. And messing up is part of being human.
Chris and I are here to practice emotional awareness with you.
We’re also here to help you build a healthier, more fulfilling life.