Life has its ups and downs, but many people deal with them differently. Some believe the way we handle things is determined by how we manage our emotions — our emotional type.

There are four emotional types:

The intellectual

This person is extremely bright, often relying more on facts than feelings. Intellectuals think more logically and analytical.

In highly emotional situations, they’re able to remain calm and think clearly.

The empath

This individual is highly sensitive and attuned to feelings of others. If you’re happy, they’re happy — and if you’re sad, they’re sad.

Empaths are also very good listeners.

The rock

Just as the name implies, this person has considerable emotional resilience. They often appear as the pillar of strength in stressful situations.

While others may seem unable to manage their emotions, the rock is often cool and calm.

The gusher

Unlike the intellectual and the rock, the gusher isn’t against crying, screaming, yelling, or shouting during stressful times.

The gusher has no problem sharing how they feel in any situation.

What’s your emotional type?

Knowing your emotional type will help you know how to better interact with others and learn how to master your emotions in any situation.

So no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be ready.


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Disclaimer: This quiz is for entertainment purposes only. In no way is this an empirically validated test. The concepts presented by Dr. Judith Orloff are not rooted in any known research.

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