This is probably a surprising thing that I am going to ask. How can I increase my emotional quotient? Well I used to feel that I am basically an emotionally person, but I am watching myself, and when I see people exaggerating on something so much, I feel they are being melodramatic and just pretending to be upset. For e.g. last day, I heard an aunt saying to her son, "I never demand anything from you, no no, I don't need anything more"; to which her sone said "are you sure mother? remember last week, you asked for something else!", to this, the mother was almost furious and said , "me? never, what did I ask? I never asked anything" and started naming a few things she may have demanded off earlier, herself. Then she said, "No, you are hurting my sentiments, as it is I do not stay well in health, and you are telling me like this!" etc. etc. Well overhearing the conversation just made me feel, that the aunt was trying to take advantage of her age, and was making the situation melodramatic, so that nobody could tell her the right thing. Now I feel like this many a times. Is it because people are actually sentimentalizing situations? or is it because, I am becoming too tough and emotionless? If so, then, how can I improve my situation? so that I can naturally accept an emotional behaviour from someone else?