Why Is Emotional Competence Difficult? Challenge 1

Your Brain Has Baggage


Our Brains have evolved over millions of years.

We didn’t discard our older brain functions as we developed new ones, we just layered on top of them and created complex relationships between them.

Over time, the brain formed numerous specializations.

Each communicates at its own speed, and through other sections of the brain.

Most of this we still don’t really understand.

But we do know that the reptilian brain is alive and well, operating at ten times the speed any other section, controlling our most primitive emotions.

It sacrifices accuracy for speed.

It can’t tell the difference between


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