Emotional Competence

Empathy is the ability to share someone else’s feelings or motivations and to understand their perspective. Affective empathy is the ability to emotionally relate to someone else’s feelings. Cognitive empathy is the ability to imagine what someone else is feeling. 

Behavioral Self-control is the capability to control one’s behaviors or thoughts, particularly in difficult situations, in order to obtain a reward or avoid punishment. 

Emotion Regulation refers to how we manage our emotions and our efforts to control what emotions we feel, when we feel them, and how we experience and express them.   

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