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  1. All emotions, one way or another, are born in accordance with the trigger that caused them. Referring to Paul Ekman, I will suggest that you imagine yourself in a car passing through a green light, you are driving. Then suddenly, at a red light, another car rushes at you. You will experience fear (a natural defensive reaction – at the level of instincts, any sharply approaching object is hypothetically dangerous). You, being under the influence of fear, will start to sharply put pressure on the brake pedal.

    Another thing is the ability to control your emotions, their expression. The same Paul Ekman cites the example of a driving school instructor. With a second set of pedals at his disposal, the instructor can slow down if suddenly his student risks parking “in the ass” of another car. At the level of instinct, an inexperienced instructor would push the pedal, causing the car to stop, because he is experiencing fear, a sense of danger,but an experienced instructor will not do this until it is clear for sure that a collision will be inevitable if he does not react.

    You can give an example of a simple motorist sitting in the front passenger seat of a regular car (not a school car): in the same situation, this motorist instinctively, under the influence of fear, would put pressure on the non-existent brake pedal. I myself have repeatedly noticed this reflex.

    To answer your question: emotions depend on life experience, on the number of cases that mimic the trigger of a certain emotion, and the degree of expression of these emotions depends on self-control.�

    You can, of course, delve into this dilemma, but then I will have to ask a counter question: what is the unit of measurement of the level of intelligence?

  2. Just emotions-most likely not. Evgeny has already told us very well about the nature of emotions. I can only add about the control.

    There is such a thing as emotional intelligence. It is determined by the ability to be aware of your emotions and control them, understand the intentions and feelings of other people, and so on. Here is a Wikipedia article on EI:�ru.wikipedia.org

    Does emotional intelligence depend on ordinary intelligence? I think so. Intelligence – the level of ability to learn, analyze, adapt and adapt. The higher a person's ability to analyze, the higher their ability to understand themselves and others, control the situation, and be flexible. Remember what emotions you experienced and at what level you understood others when you were a child? With the level of general development, the skill of managing your feelings also increases.�

    But, of course, there are exceptions. There are people who, despite their deep erudition and broad outlook, lack the ability to experience empathy, empathy, and other feelings that help us understand others and ourselves. Although, it is worth clarifying that intelligence and erudition are far from the same thing.

  3. In addition to the fact that the concepts of emotion and intelligence are rather vague, then yes, they depend. Between an emotion and a reaction, a person has a moment of awareness and deciding how to act. So the fool will succumb to emotion and the intellectual will choose the most favorable reaction for himself

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