#daniel-goleman #emotional-brain #emotional-iq #our-two-minds #what-are-emotions-for #when-passions-overwhelm-reasons
When passions surge, it is the emotional mind that captures the upper hand, swamping the rational mind
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In many or most moments these minds are exquisitely coordinated; feelings are essential to thought, thought to feeling. But <span>when passions surge the balance tips: it is the emotional mind that captures the upper hand, swamping the rational mind. The sixteenth-century humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote in a satirical vein of this perennial tension between reason and emotion:
Jupiter has bestowed far more passion t
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