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I assume you know who Anders is so I will begin without introducing him. Here I have some questions going through my mind about Anders.
Because I believe an accurate understanding of the concept of true emotional intelligence is vitally important to humanity I believe is important to ask this also:
These common definitions often include - ability to delay gratification, ability to control emotions, and ability to motivate oneself.
So we might ask these additional questions:
To help us answer, I offer you these facts,
- According to his manifesto he had been working on his "operation" for 9 years
- According to his manifesto he used meditation to de-sensitize himself and stay focused.
- His manifesto gives evidence that he was very self-motivated, and we see no profit motive or other external reward for his behavior.
Many people advise us to be goal oriented and focused. So I ask:
Then I would ask:
Obviously, my point is that most of us would not consider Anders to be either emotionally intelligent or a good example of a successful person. But he comes so close to meeting the commonly accepted, and usually unquestioned, criteria for these labels that I suggest we must seriously think about how we define our terms, and about what kind of people we really want the young people of the world to strive to become.
Note - We might ask if what Anders did was "effective," given that one of his mail goals was to draw attention to his cause.
See also "success"
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|I believe Anders is a product of
his environment, but when I searched google for these
"Anders Breivik is a product of his environment"
I found 0 results.
This reminds me that we are not asking the right questions, not looking in the right direction and not searching for the right things.
|From an article about Anders
He was analysed in 1983 when his mum could
not cope after his dad walked out in Oslo, Norway.
Breiviks smile at his Oslo trial said: He uses it to protect himself from feeling emotions. That indicates serious illness.
and EI Tests
I persoally would like to see Anders be given the BarOn EQi test and the Mayer Salovey Caruso MSCEIT tests to see how he scores. I would not be at all suprised to see him score highly on one or both.
Also, I would assume that Anders would score higly on a standard IQ test. So what this says to me is that it would help humanity considerably if we really had some form of test which could help us prevent such needless loss and suffering. Perhaps something like the "mom test" would have helped.... It is with sadness that I suggest that, but also with, may I say?... deadly seriousness.
|THE FATHER of the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behrig Breivik divorced the mother of Breivik when the boy was one and has been estranged from him for 16 years. Breiviks crimes, while extraordinary in every way, show the rage characteristic of a significant minority of men raised without fathers. Anders, who was the center of a custody battle between his parents, became a discipline problem in his teen years.|
|"anders breivik's mother" - 12 real results - Google first said over 2,000 but on the second page it corrects itself... as it often does.|