Understanding Emotional Intelligence ( Ei )

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Today they define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.”(Psychology Today, 2014) It is an aspect or characteristic that is essential in understanding ones emotional ability to monitor and be aware of their personal emotions as well as others, but to also be able to decipher different types of emotions and be able to apply those emotions to different types of behavior appropriately. Throughout history and research it has been proven that this skill has been tested in order to validate someone for different positions such as leadership performance or even job performance. This type of models that are used to assess EI being; ‘The Mix Methods Model’ and the…show more content…
Interpersonal abilities include awareness of others’ emotions, feelings, and needs, as well as the ability to establish and maintain cooperative, constructive, and mutually satisfying relationships. (EQ-i:S, 2014). Theoretical Orientation Theoretical orientation is the guiding principle in organizing a treatment and it provides information (Kolmes, 2009). The theories give different understandings into all aspects of psychology such as counselling, assessing people, test development, research, and teaching. It is the theory a psychologist bases their practice and develops their research on (Kolmes, 2009). The two emotional intelligence tests, the MSCEIT and the EQ-I, have different theoretical orientations. Reasons for this are that the developers of each test would have different orientations to which they would apply to their test. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action (Mayer & Salovey, 1990). The MSCEIT ability models define EI as a form of intelligence, whereas mixed models take a widespread approach and include dispositional, motivational, and situational variables in their take on EI (MacCann, Matthews, Zeidner, & Roberts, 2003). The two tests have different measurement approaches. The MSCEIT uses tests of maximal
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