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13 Signs Your Partner Lacks Emotional Intelligence

One important thing to make a relationship work, is when both people have emotional intelligence. When one person lacks emotional intelligence it can make the relationship a little harder.  Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D., a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has a list of 13 signs your partner lacks emotional intelligence. 

  1. Unable to control emotions
  2. Clueless as to your feelings
  3. Can't maintain friendships 
  4. Always has a "poker face"
  5. Is emotionally inappropriate
  6. Can't cope with sadness
  7. Always misreads your emotions
  8. Is emotionally "tone deaf"
  9. Can't really be sympathetic
  10. Has no volume control 
  11. Is completely unmoved by emotional movies
  12. Trivializes emotions in general 
  13. Doesn't get the dog

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.