Tournament Chess Supplier, The House of Staunton, Discusses Foundational Habits for Emotional Intelligence

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chess supplies company, The House of Staunton, explains how to build emotional intelligence using chess and real life situations.

Chess is a metaphor for life. As in life, every move you make has consequences. To improve your emotional intelligence, play chess and practice a few key habits. 

The House of Staunton shares multiple ways to develop emotional intelligence:

Regular chess playing. Chess playing can teach emotional intelligence. Every move a chess player makes has consequences. So, players must analyze potential moves before each play. Like in chess, strategy is essential to successful interactions with people. Before speaking or acting on an impulse, analyze the range of potential outcomes. Then, decide on the best course of action.

Pay attention to non-verbal gestures. Emotional intelligence involves recognizing displays of emotion in others. To increase your emotional intelligence, pay close attention to the expressions of others. React to their feelings by providing praise, encouragement, or supportive gestures. Chess teaches players to endure under intense and stressful game situations. This skill teaches players how to be more patient with others. 

Learn how to be empathetic. Sometimes you must take the other person's point of view to understand what they are feeling. Doing so is being empathetic. Chess offers an opportunity to practice being empathetic. Considering your opponent's point of view teaches players how to see another perspective.  Practice imagining what your opponent is thinking when you play. Then, transfer this skill to real life situations. Doing so will improve how you interact with people and how people interact with you. It will also enhance your ability to listen and show empathy.

Listen. Emotional intelligence involves identifying emotions. Listening is an easy to identify what another person is feeling.  Once you've heard what someone said, paraphrase what you heard aloud. This demonstrates you heard them. This simple action improves a variety of social interactions. 

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton supplies chess sets and is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards, and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads!

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070,

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