Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence is a…form of intelligence where you think about emotions, and emotions help you think.” (Mayer, Salovey & Caruso, 2006). Emotional intelligence requires you to be aware of other’s emotional state and situation. “Sometimes we need to exercise our emotional or behaviour through regard for their context and emotional state.” (Cenere, Gill, Lawson & Lewis, 2015).

Emotional intelligence is a changeable aspect of people. This fundamental manner of human intelligence that can be constantly redefined and sharpened to customise to the situation at hand. “Emotional Intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.” (Harvard Business Review).

By having a succinct emotional intelligence range, people are able to continually monitor their own and other’s feelings, using their taken information to be able to guide their feelings and actions.  “A more careful look at the mechanics of specific problems suggests how given deficits in emotional or social competences lay the foundation for grave problems – and how well-aimed correctives or preventives could keep more [people] on track.” (Goleman, 1996).

Emotional Intelligence is approached by everyone in a similar way; but is also supremely different for everyone, depending solely upon their situation that is needing to be dealt with.


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