Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Adult children of alcoholics often have difficulty realizing and expressing their emotions. The following test was designed as a measuring stick for progress in this area.
-Test Your Emotional Communication Intelligence-
Answer “usually,” “occasionally” or “rarely” to the following questions:
I ____________ sustain eye contact when speaking.
I ____________ am comfortable with pauses when others are experiencing emotion.
I ____________ sense when someone feels troubled before being told.
I ____________ am comfortable with my feelings of sadness, joy, anger and fear.
I ____________ pay attention to my emotions when making decisions.
I ____________ have no problem expression my emotions to others.
I ____________ can reduce my stress to a comfortable level.
I ____________ enjoy laughing, playing or kidding around.
I ____________ don’t feel threatened by disagreements.
Answering “usually” to most of these questions indicates that you have a good start with emotional intelligence in your relationships.
Here are 5 indicators of codependency. You can rate from 1 to 10 how each of these affect you.
Five core symptoms of Codependence:
Difficulty setting boundaries
Difficulty recognizing their own feelings
Difficulty to making decisions
Being unable to express emotions, thoughts and behavior appropriately
Your answers to the above may indicate areas you want to improve or simply serve as signposts for how far you've come. Thanks for listening!
Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children