Disappointment -- No soul? LO11961

Ian Saunders (tpians@cix.compulink.co.uk)
Wed, 15 Jan 97 17:37 GMT0

Replying to LO11887 --

Rol outlined a sort of sequence heart to head and back to heart.

I find it is difficult to return to the heart part. I acknowledge that as
children we seemed able to be open, caring, angry etc all in very quick
succession and that growing up tempers this often making us work more from
the head.

AND, some (I am most certainly one) continue to work mostly from the head
as the head. It takes a lot to get the heart out. Others much more easily
move back towards using the heart.

This, for me, often relates to emotion. I find it difficult to display
some emotions, other are displayed clearly through non-verbal behaviour.

The point that I want to make is that becoming more intuitive, as we do
with increasing experience and expertise does not meant we necessarily
operate more from the heart.

Until I made a big effort to include more of my emotions explicitly, e.g.
enthusiasm, passion, fear, I was seen as very aloof and clinical. I looked
all 'head' despite much of it being done intuitively. I did not feel free
to include the heart (or emotional stuff).

I believe that moving back to more of the heart stuff is important,
valuable, difficult and scary. For some it is terrifyingly so as some of
these posts illustrate.

It does relate to personal style to some extend (is personal style
learned, genetic or situational??????)

I hope this is useful to poeple and hope the link to styles grabs
someone's attention.


Ian Saunders
Transition Partnerships - Harnessing change for business advantage


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