I just got back from a memorable 4th Annual Conference of the Society of Emotional Intelligence in beautiful Tampa, FL. with my dear friend, Linda D’Angelo. I listened to speakers of all highly respected fields on Emotional Intelligence as, Colin Shaw, Jennifer Shirkani, Dr. Lynne Davidson, Judge William Dawson, Dr. David Ryback, Art Emrich, Tammy Jones/Daniela Kwiatkowski, Author Robert G. Jerus, Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot, and her team, and the Collegiate Panel Discussion: Cindy Parmenter, Andy Arts, Pat Knight, Charles Coco, and Keiser University, Leslie. Author, Dr. Hank Clemons, President of SoEI, and his team, Janet Foster and Melina’s dedication and encouraging support were everything that made this amazing event possible! I had the privilege of meeting some of the SoEI Chapter members, Marty Palecki, and VP marketing for the Chapter, Charmaine Rose Ph.D. I learned so much more, and even had some questions answered that have puzzled me for 30 years. The conference was an awesome informative experience of like-minded people with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, fitting for kings and queens.
I was honored to be noted as a representative with related key principles that are woven within my book, Imprinted Wisdom. I am also most grateful to have learnt much more about this fairly new theory that has been getting the proper recognition it truly deserves. A long time ago, I would have turned a blind eye to the authentic and powerful skills because of my ignorance. I mistook the strategies for ego management on account of my sensitivity and expression with words of Spirituality. However, the deeper I researched and listened to each of the EI author's presentations; I heard the geniuses of love and compassion present! I have learned that emotional intelligence is not only the promise of a more mature society; it is the true way of fulfillment to an abundance of every good thing that’s been missing in this world for far too long. The SoEI is the open door of endless opportunities for every field of business, schools, families, organizations, and communities, since it is the genre of all our stories.
Before the conference, Dr. David Ryback sent an email question to all the attendees, and said he would respond with us at the event. SoEI question: “What is it you would like to know more about emotional intelligence and how it affects your life that has either puzzled you or intrigued you, despite all the information out there?” I was thrilled and stage freight as well to have the opportunity to read my question to the audience during Dr. David Ryback’s presentation. His response was incredibly powerful and highly relevant for true understanding of Emotional Intelligence and answered not only to me, but to all those who have wondered about this mystery.
Hello, Dr. David Ryback ,
This morning, I listened to Mark Brackett from Yale University ask the audience if anyone had parents who brought them up with emotional intelligence. Only one person raised their hand. I realized at that moment; might that one person be the one who could hear the whisper of Divine Intelligence through the noise? Since, I have seen dozens of cases where parents taught excellent morals and raised their children with love and compassion (EI) only to watch some of their grown children without any regard to these fundamental values that they were taught and shown while growing up. This has always puzzled me. From my research, this unawareness has caused more unpleasant consequences for everyone in the long run.
Dr. David Ryback’s Response:
Children from the same parents most often have very different personalities and even apparent moral systems. How can that be, if they come from the same gene donors? Simply put, that's because there are many possibilities of gene combinations, even from the same parents.
What one can tell soon after birth is the energy level of that particular baby, and that energy level will most likely continue into adulthood. What's done with that energy is much more dependent on environmental influence. In other words, one can say, with some accuracy, that energy level is inherited while personality is influenced by the outside world.
However, research has shown that there are certain genes that determine how we think and even what political values we embrace. "These views are deep-seated and built into our brains," according to Rice Univ. political scientist, John Alford in an issue of NewScientist. One gene that regulates the neurotransmitter dopamine is D4DR, "linked to the need to impost order on the world," according to Prof. Carmen, of the Univ. of Illinois.
Dr. Alford of Rice Univ., after testing 30,000 twins from Virginia, found that "identical twins were more likely than non-identical twins to give the same answers to political questions."
According to James Fowler of the Univ. of Calif,. two well-studied genes "help control the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that also influences brain areas linked with trust and social interaction. People with versions of the genes that are better at regulating serotonin tend to be more sociable."
In a study of 65 individuals at Northwestern Univ., they were given money to invest, and choosing between risky and more cautions options. Those with high-dopamine genes put their money in high-risk investments 25% more often while those with high-serotonin genes invested 28% less money in risky investments.
Dr. David Ryback
Owner, EQ Associates International
With much, much, gratitude Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot for putting this awesome memorable video together!!
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