Unemphatic Child Analysis

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According to our book, “prolonged absence of attunement between a parent and child takes a tremendous toll on a child.” (Goleman, p.101) This life changing toll is the outcome of a parent’s failure to provide a strong emotional connection to their child. Consequently, the child ends up lacking in the ability of not knowing how to feel or act on their own emotions later in life as they were denied early in life a chance to develop important skills needed to recognize and reciprocate a response to another person’s feelings. Therefore, an unemphatic child grows up with a cloudy sense of recognizing their own emotions and the feelings that others attempt to share with them. Additionally, self-awareness is never assured after a child isn’t open to his or her own emotions and is unable to adequately interpret the feelings of another human being. Fortunately, there is hope for an unemphatic individual. A therapist can use a technique known as…show more content…
(Goleman p.102) After reading that, I thought to myself: Should the parent or person who raised a child during their critical window of emotional development be held accountable if it was found that their prolonged absence of attunement played a biological role in the child becoming a heartless criminal after they became an adult? Hatch and Gardner list four distinct abilities where emotional intelligence has affected the way workers do their jobs in American businesses. The four abilities are: organizing groups, negotiating solutions, personal connections and social analysis. A leader type personality is great at organizing groups. On the playground as a child, a leader was the person who determined what games everyone would participate in. After deciding, everyone would follow his command. In business, these are the folks who now coordinate large groups of employees in a
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