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Emotional Intelligence: Acknowledging the Irrational/Emotional Side of our Brain

“Why do I become so irrational during discussions?” “Why do I get so anxious over things so simple?” “Seriously! What was I even thinking?”   Have you often noticed yourself asking these questions? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Today we will talk about why we behave irrationally under emotions. Before understanding why and how this happens, let’s delve a little into how our brain works.   The Brain: We will not go into the intricacies of our brain. The only parts of the brain that concerns us are the Frontal lobe and the limbic part of the brain. The Frontal lobe is responsible for the rational/logical decisions that we take while the limbic part of the brain is responsible for our behavioral and emotional responses. The limbic part is more primitive while the frontal lobe is a newly formed part of the brain. The limbic part is responsible for emotional memories. It controls how you process strong emotions like fear and pleasure. During various experi