Emotional Intelligence And Personal Intelligence

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Emotional Intelligence
Undoubtedly, we all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are good listeners. No matter what kind of circumstances we are in, they continuously seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that we are not insulted or distraught. They are gentle and selfless, and even if we do not find a clarification to our problem, we usually leave feeling more encouraged and optimistic.
We perhaps also know people who are masters at managing their emotions. They do not get irritated in stressful situations. As an alternative, they have the ability to look at a problem and calmly find a solution. They are exceptional decision makers, and they know when to trust their intuition. Regardless of their strengths, however, they are usually willing to look at themselves honestly. They take criticism well, and they know when to use it to improve their performance. A person that demonstrates these qualities uses a high level of Emotional Intelligence. According to Mind Tools, Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they are telling you, and realize how your emotions affect people around you. It also involves your perception of others: when you understand how they feel, this allows you to manage relationships more effectively ("Emotional Intelligence: Developing Strong", 2016.)
Examples of Emotional Intelligence
Emotionally intelligent leaders consider the character differences of employees. They can…
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