Emotional connections as well as family, social, business and intellectual connections are critical communication links between people.
Other types include common interest, common spiritual belief , student/teacher connections, and many more.
The most meaningful connections we have are the emotional ones. Connecting with others on a deep level is important for a happy and healthy life. They are truly food for the soul.
Connections on an emotional level can be seen every day. Hugs, high-fives, pats on the back, shaking hands and broad smiles are some of the simple ways that we connect with one another.
Then, there is a deeper layer of connections that we can create with others. These are special relationships that are internal, longstanding and strong. They can be with friends, family, coworkers or others who we share a special bond with.
The other types of connections we develop all feed into emotional linking at various levels.
The strength of the connection between two people is governed, in part, by personal needs.
For example, If a person is career focused he or she will have a more pressing need to create stronger business connections than someone who isn’t as concerned about advancing.
Beyond personal needs, the length of time two people have known each other coupled with the amount of consideration each person consistently shows one another, leads to stronger connections.
Creating emotional links to build strong relationships.
Improving Emotional Links
To improve emotional links consider Daniel Goleman's book on the subject: Emotional Intelligence.
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