Emotional Intelligence And Professional Success

1814 WordsAug 26, 20168 Pages
Emotional Intelligence in Nursing Introduction Emotional Intelligence 2.0 brings about the idea that the more someone is aware of their own emotions and other peoples emotions they will have a significant increase in personal and professional success by applying strategies from the four core emotional intelligence skills: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. The idea of emotional intelligence was first proposed in 1964 and since then other physiologists have added their insights and broken it down into four to five different categories. Emotional intelligence (EQ) was recently defined as one’s ability to recognize own emotions and other people’s emotions and applying this understanding to manage your behavior and relationships (Bradberry & Greaves, 2009). With application to the nursing world, having high EQ knowledge will improve roles and functions of nursing, teach fellow coworkers techniques to lead, and help individuals grow in identifying emotions and further understanding one’s self. History of EQ Micheal Beldoch first introduced the idea of EQ in 1964, in Sensitivity to Expression of Emotional Meaning in Three Modes of Communication, a paper that examined three modes of communication: vocal, musical and graphic, to identify non-verbal emotional expressions (Beldoch, 1964). It was hypothesized that, “like intelligence, emotional sensitivity might be characterized by a general factor which operated in a variety of media,”
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