Emotional Intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s).
We've specifically chosen this set of 5 Silver Series Thumballs with more than 150 discussion topics to stimulate conversations around Emotional Intelligence. Choose a ball that will help stir up simple conversation or develop deeper understanding about the world around you. The balls are super easy to use! Just toss it to another player and ask the recipient to look under their thumb and respond to the prompt.
These five thematic Thumballs - Building Bridges, Common Ground, Session Openers, Onward and Upward, and Getting to Know You - make it easy to talk about Emotional Intelligence in a fun and casual way. With this playful tool, you'll be able to:
- BUILD BRIDGES by asking the right questions and taking the time to listen
- Find COMMON GROUND with others in your group
- Open your group up to more meaningful sharing with SESSION OPENERS
- Move beyond the past and into the future using ONWARD AND UPWARD
- GET TO KNOW friends, family or colleagues a little better
The Emotional Intelligence Thumball Set is conveniently packaged in a large mesh bag, which allows you to carry them around comfortably and stay organized. Each Silver Series Thumball (6" stuffed vinyl ball) looks like a cool soccer ball but is pre-printed with 32 questions/discussion prompts. They are suited for adults and teens alike! Following are more details about each of the popular Silver Series Thumballs in the Emotional Intelligence set:
The Building Bridges Thumball provides 32 discussion prompts, engineered to build trust, foster respect and develop shared understanding about our shared interests, values, and sensitivities.
The Common Ground Thumball prompts help players discover shared experiences and interests. As you try to generate conversation to build new friendships and relationships, a key challenge is finding "common ground." This ball offers a fun way to uncover these commonalities.
The Session Openers Thumball is a great way to set the groundwork for deeper conversations. It was developed to help groups scratch below the surface and explore motivations, goals, and what makes you tick.
Each prompt on the Onward and Upward Thumball focuses on resilience - moving beyond current challenges, toward future opportunities.
The Getting to Know You Thumball asks probing questions that get to your phobias, wishes, and favorite moments. For individuals who know each other pretty well already, it's an excellent way to dig a little deeper and learn something more!
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