For the psychologist and writer Alexandre Coimbra Cabral, identifying singularities of human experience is an important step for the development of social relationships 

The so-called “soft skills”, more subjective skills, developed from experiences throughout life, are increasingly being demanded, either in the employment market or in social relationships. In this context, and in the day-to-day operations of organizations, the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) was strengthened, and has attracted adepts, from the definition of the psychologist and Phd, Daniel Goleman, one of the creators of the idea, who connects the negotiating capacity of emotions with self-knowledge, persistence, empathy, self-control and interpersonal skills. 

Such a conception has reinforced the importance of recognizing feelings and sensations with new challenges, in order to communicate needs and potentials of every human being, which is a movement that should be initiated even in the early stages of life. For the psychologist and writer Alexandre Coimbra Cabral, this is a skill that must be exercised even at home, to prevent people from repressing their emotions, with fear of being misunderstood or reprimanded. However, the expert stresses that “it is always important and expected that we develop ourselves in the sense of recognizing our feelings, because each person lives in an entirely distinctive way. And, therefore, the things that affect us, do not affect other people in the same way. Recognizing the distinctiveness of human experience is the most important step for teenagers and young people to better cope with difference,” says Cabral.

Still according to the psychologist, even with all the differences between individuals, human beings are always in search of identifying the environment in which they live. “When we chose social relationships, we select circles of belonging that recognize who we are. Little by little, we gain, through people who are part of our social groups, a sort of ‘credential’ to continue our path,” he analyzes. 

The specialist, who will be at the 2021 Youth Summit, also reinforces that the acceptance of differences guarantees a larger repertoire to every human being that, in addition to the development of social emotional skills, enhances experiences, knowledge and actions. “Social interaction is also the act that gives me the right to choose spaces where there will not only be people like me. A chance to meet different people so that all may learn to recognize what each one has and what they can offer this group,” he concludes.