Four Emotional Intelligence Domains

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Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been closely linked in value to the renowned intelligence quotient (IQ) test, with EI being more closely linked to being a predictor for success concerning the affected outgrowth of a career vocation (Norwich University, n.d., para. 2). Loyola University Chicago (n.d.) noted that emotional intelligence “is the ability to make healthy adaptive choices based on our ability to identify, understand and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others” (para. 6). When it concerns the four domains of EI in relation to my emotional intelligence scores,
Do you feel that the scores accurately reflected your emotional intelligence on these four domains? Why or why not?
When it concerns the self-management spectrum,
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The Bible tells us that we should, “be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves (Phillipians 2:3, New Living Translation). I believe that this is an important aspect of demonstrating empathy to others, and has caused me on many occasions—as I have been mindful of itؙ—to demonstrate more concern and respect for the other person than even for myself. Additionally, the Bible also tells us a lot about reconciliation and relationship management. For example, we find in the gospel of Matthew, Jesus is tells us, “...if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Reconcile quickly with your adversary, while you are still on the way to court. Otherwise he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison….” (Matthew 5:23-25, Berean Study Bible). These two examples demonstrate the importance of one face of relationship management, and that is to manage conflict. Next, in the realm of self management, and more specifically, self-control, we find that this value is mentioned quite frequently in the Bible as a fruit that is produced by the Holy Spirit, and one that “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city” (Proverbs 16:32, King James Version). And finally, when it concerns self-awareness, I can’t help but be reminded of the admonition to “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 14:23, King James Version). I believe it’s important to be aware of not only what we allow into our lives, in a form of existential preservism, but also to understand what is happening on the inside. “For it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 14:23, New Living
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