There has been plenty of scientific research regarding communication. To understand what your partner is NOT saying, you should take your cues from your partner’s actions. However, if you want to recognize emotions your partner is feeling at a particular time, you need to take your clues by using your ears.
Your Ears Are Your Best Tools To Recognize Emotions
What we mean by using your ears is that you simply need to listen. A researched published on the American Psychological Association says that we humans can recognize emotions more when we shut our eyes and concentrate on listening, rather than seeing.
The study was done through performing various experiments on 1800 participants. They were instructed to either interact with another person or presented with an interaction between two people. When the results came in, it showed that the participants who merely listened without observing gestures and facial expressions were, on average, more accurate in identifying the emotions expressed by others.
How Does This Help Us In Our Relationships?
Now that we know this piece of knowledge, it’s important to apply it to our relationships, whether it is romantic or not. Some of the people we have in our lives don’t exactly share what they are feeling because of different reasons. It’s possible that if we identify the emotions that they are feeling through their voices, we can empathize with them and give them the comfort they need.
With our romantic relationships, it’s similar. Using your ears will come in handy when your partner is being secretive. Mastering this skill will allow you to be more sensitive towards your partner’s feelings.
It always pays to listen. In this case, it always pays to shut your eyes and use your ears. Practice this skill or technique so you can use it to easily tell how others are feeling. You can, then, act accordingly – to give comfort or love, pacify anger, stir yourself away from rage, or just simply lend a listening ear.
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