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Four Basic Personality Types:

 glass-of-water_framed

1.  The glass is half fulloptimistic
2.  The glass is half empty pessimistic
3.  The glass is half… what’s the question?indecisive
4.  Stop talking about glasses of water!argumentative

 

Neurotransmitters of Affection

DOPAMINE increases . . .
attachment
focus
excitement
heart beat

        stirs up . . .
obsessive thoughts
feelings of attachment
emotionally charged memory
infatuation

SEROTONIN  enhances . . .
mood and flexibility

GAMMA-AMINO BUTYRIC ACID induces . . .
calming

ENDORPHINS increases . . .
sense of pleasure

 

Role of Frontal Lobe in Intimacy

listening
mutuality
flexibility
tact
impulse control
passion
affection
forgiveness
consistency
focus
trust
time
compassion
shared goals

 

Male and Female Differences

For women . . .
Limbic system size is larger for women
larger bonding center
      primary caretaker for children and elderly
greater incideence of depression
 the #1 reason for hospitalization in women 18 – 44
 after having a baby (post partum depression)

For men . . .
Inferior parietal lobe (especially the left side) is larger in men
estimates time
judges speed
visualizes objects in 3-D
solving math problems

 

Mood and Emotion

Mood and emotion originate in the brain but are experienced in the body as feelings.

Examples are . . .

fear resulting in
tightness in the stomach
tenseness throughout the body

love causing . . .
lightness in the head
shortness of breath
strong pulsating in the heart

 

 Emotional intelligence:

 is understanding the true basis underlying the feelings and behaviors of oneself and others
and  without judgment based on one’s own 
belief system.

 

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