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Understanding Your Own Emotions

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Dec 04, 2019


Part one of this series defined EQ as your emotional intelligence score and listed five components for poker players: 1. Understanding how emotions affect your own play 2. Controlling your own emotions 3. Understanding how other people emotionally react to you 4. Understanding how other people’s emotions affect their play 5. Manipulating other people’s emotions Parts one is, by far, the most important part of your Poker EQ, although many players will disagree. Even if they are skilled at reading and manipulating their opponents’ emotions, they may not seriously try to analyze their own emotions. It’s a huge mistake. If you don’t understand your emotions, you will probably make costly emotion-driven mistakes. You may even go on tilt and blow your whole bankroll. It happens every day. Here are some steps that will increase your self-understanding and self-control. Which Emotions Are Most Dangerous For You? Nearly everyone has the emotions ...

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