After checking in with the individual's originally asked, the following results were provided:
• Being more empathetic not only assists in building relationships with those from differing cultures, but people from any culture or background.
• The ability to hold one's opinions until listening to someone's thought process makes a world of difference.
• Having someone make a snap judgment about oneself will prevent that individual from making snap judgments about others.
The meaning of happiness differs for person to person, depending on their approach towards life. It does not have one specific meaning. Although in general, happiness may be referred to a pleased or delightful state of mind.
Happiness is something that can be acquired. Many of the steps that should be taken to bring happiness are:
• Develop an objective of being happy. This would involve giving the worries and other concerns a due thought and consideration. However, it should be maintained that enough of positive activities like sports, exercises, leisure time etc. should be done. This would reduce the effect of worries.
• Feeling good : This would involve rewarding and celebrating small achievements on a regular basis. Appreciate little things that happen in life.
• Be confident : The confidence in a person would make him less susceptible to worries. This should be built by self-development.
• Maintain good relations and behavior with others. Such a behavior is reciprocated by others. This ensures an aura of positive thoughts and happiness.
• Be open to change : The adaptability and openness in a person makes him/her adjust to different situations easily. This ensures a better approach and problem solving strategy.
• P hysical and mental fitness : Both should be maintained. This helps a great deal in handling stress and being healthy.
• Leisure time with family : This ensures good relations and support from the family.
One of the best ways to assess one's emotional intelligence is to:
• Ask someone of a varying cultural background
• Someone with a disability the individual does not possess
• Someone whom the individual knows very well
• Someone whom the individual has had disagreements with
• Someone whom the individual used to not get along with but now does
By getting this array of opinions, the individual can assess:
• Their relatability and willingness to open their minds to new cultures
• Their level of empathy
• Their capability of relationship management
• Their willingness to work on relationships
• Their ability to move past initial disagreements or dislike