Emotional Intelligence among High and Low Self-Monitors

2419 Words10 Pages
Introduction Humans communicate in a wide variety of different ways. Some of the ways we communicate such as speaking directly to another person is easy to recognize as a form of communication. On the other hand, some of the ways we give and receive information with those around us is not as easily recognizable. Communicating nonverbally is something we as humans do every single day of our lives though we may not be able to pinpoint exact circumstances for when nonverbal communication is required or when it is the best form of communication for the situation. Some people seem to effortlessly communicate and engage with the outside world while others find it to be a far more difficult process. There may be an answer as to why…show more content…
Low Self-monitoring Low self-monitors have really taken to Polonius’ advice of being true to their own self. Individuals that do not conform their behavior to fit in with social demands have been labeled as low self-monitors. These people are controlled from within and do not let social situations impact their behavior. The self-image that they present is accurate of their true attitude and affective states (Mill, 1984). Low self-monitoring individuals express their true feelings and attitudes and seem to expect others to do the same, often accepting the behavior of others at face value (Mill, 1984). Far removed from the chameleon-like nature of the high self-monitors, low self-monitors either do not possess the ability to mimic behavior or are unwilling to adapt to social expectations and demands (Mehra, Brass, & Kilduff, 2001). While high self-monitors may have a large number of acquaintances that they have friendly interactions with, low self-monitors are more likely to have a smaller group of people that they are actually friends with. People that have a lower level of self-monitoring are often more committed and attached to employers, dating partners, and friends than those with a high level of self-monitoring skill (Kilduff, & Day, 1994). When compared to people that identify as high self-monitors, those who possess a lower skill of self-monitoring are less likely to put effort into discovering
Open Document