What is it for?
Lumina Emotion teaches us how to manage our personality effectively to suit changing contextual demands, whatever our natural qualities may be.
Lumina Emotion was created by psychologists Dr Stewart Desson and Julie Ensor (MSc) and is derived from Dr Desson’s PhD research.
Lumina Emotion uses the Big5 model of personality to demonstrate that personality qualities actually underpin the majority of traditional emotional competencies. Lumina Emotion takes a holistic and balanced view, recognising that all traits can be helpful and effective in their own way. For example, both introversion and extraversion can contribute to emotional intelligence in different contexts, whereas many traditional models suggest extraversion is more important.
Lumina Emotion reveals three emotional personas – Underlying, Everyday and Overextended – and shows how socially desirable traits that are often perceived as key to emotional intelligence when overplayed can work against it. Equally, our research provides evidence that underrated traits that traditional EQ models typically do not see as driving emotional intelligence can, in fact, become sources of emotional strength. Lumina Emotion’s innovative approach is fully compatible with Lumina Spark and they can be used separately or together.
What are the benefits?
Industry leaders now see emotional intelligence as one of the top 10 competencies needed to succeed. Lumina Emotion focuses on our agility in understanding, adapting and managing our emotions day to day in order to guide effective thinking and meaningful behaviour.
Noticing and understanding your emotions.
Adapting your behaviour and responding appropriately.
Understanding the value of different emotional responses.
Channelling your behaviour towards goals and values.
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