People with intrapersonal emotional intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are quintessentially introspective. They analyze themselves and seek understanding. People with intrapersonal intelligence are intuitive and usually introverted.
A year or two ago I saw a rather amateurish but good Singaporean TV show (The Truth Seekers) that shook me to my core… and woke me up.
In the beginning our eyes sent wordless signals to our brain. And the brain figured it out what that signal meant for you, in that moment. It kept you safe, it kept you in food, it kept you in the good graces of your tribe.
But at some point words, like a narrative, accompanied the visual signals, and after another while we stopped looking and we started to be satisfied with the verbal commentary.
Of course many of us did. But because the people that were going to the words to know what they saw died, they became dinner… Their genetic material didn’t learn anything, because they were dead. But many didn’t die… and they lived in a false security not informed by reality, and there was no evolutionary pressure to start looking again…
This is the segment of humanity that has grown in numbers the most. They weren’t bothered by scarcity of food, scarcity of power, lack of survival skills, they just multiplied like rabbits.
Their offspring comprises now 99% of humanity. The 1% is mostly millionaires and billionaires.
The difference between the two groups is invisible to the naked eye… you have to watch them in action to see that the 99% isn’t even looking before they make a decision.