Brain Function & Emotions
In the limbic system of the brain are stored emotional responses. A feeling which is emotional and nonverbal may reside in the limbic system. In the neocortex of the brain are stored our decisions about what is right or what is wrong, what works or doesn’t work. These decisions have emotional values and connections which are found in the limbic system.
personality and our four lower bodies: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. How we become a person that we are in this moment?
It depends on the interaction of three influences: heredity, learning
From our biological parents we inherit certain characteristics and tendencies. It occurs through the genetic process. Some of that characteristic is totally determined and some is partially influenced.
The emotional intelligence from parents is passed on the child by chromosomes. All children are born with emotional intelligence tendencies. These emotional tendencies appear to reside in the limbic system. Actually, they are not caused by direct experience. The same basic human needs are inherited by all of us.
The second one is need for safety, a stable structure and environment which is predictable.
The third one is need to belong, to love and to be loved.
The fourth one is need for respect and to feel self-esteemed.
At the end, the fifth one is need to reach the full potentials, capacities and talents.
We can develop our emotional intelligence as we find ways to cope with environmental challenges. Finally, these needs motivate us to develop our personality. We can constantly striving to behave in ways that we believe will meet these needs.
From the day we are born, we start our life with our inherited predispositions and human needs. Through our life experiences are developed our beliefs and opinions about that how to meet our needs. On these experiences we draw conclusions about what we are like.
Children who are punished for emotional expression tend to inhibit this expression. Children of nurturing parents, tend to become more nurturing. Children who are neglected all the time and who are not rewarded, tend to have less motivation and they are less social.
Children who are criticized, tend to think about self as a worthless person. Children who are mistreated, tend to take care of themselves because no one will. Children who are abused, tend to revenge. Children who are physically or emotionally hurt, tend to act with anger and hostility.