Emotional Intelligence ( Eq )

854 WordsJun 13, 20164 Pages
Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage own emotions and emotions of others in positive manners to alleviate stress, relate effectively, empathize with others, surmount challenges, and moderate conflict. This capacity enables us to recognize and understand (usually a non-verbal process) emotional experiences of others. EQ is learned, contrary to Intellectual ability (IQ) that is constant over the course of time. In order to permanently change behavior in ways that stand up under pressure, it is essential to learn how to subdue stress momentarily, and in relationships so as to remain emotionally conscious. This writer utilized the Bradberry and Graves (2009) emotional appraisal tool to complete an assessment of own emotional intelligence with a view to set goals and formulate action plans to improve on professional success and personal excellence. According to the reports of the appraisal findings, an overall score of 74 underscores that the writer could build strength in his emotional intelligence with a little improvement effort. The scores of the four skillsets for Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management are 78, 69, 77, and 71 respectively. Family, friends and the writer agree with the findings of the appraisal. An action plan has been initiated to improve on the aspect of Self-Awareness category of the writer’s emotional intelligence. The EQ strategies have been
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