Emotional Quotient

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Being a human, emotions and intelligence are two major parts of personality and both of them together make combination which gives explanation of most of the human behaviors. Emotional intelligence is all about the emotional part of human’s life i.e. how they perceive emotions? How emotions help in the survival of human beings? etc. This term was first used in 1964 by Michael Beldoch in a paper and further Daniel Goleman explained it in detail. Emotional intelligence is also known as Emotional Quotient (EQ). It is one of the key component of our personality. Without it, our personality would have not been cohesive as much. It has many definitions. Some of them are listed here: Emotional intelligence is the measure of an individual’s abilities…show more content…
self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skills (social competence, relationship management etc.). all these categories are defined below: Self-Awareness: It is conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings. In other words, consciousness is the awareness of one’s surrounding, body and lifestyle, self-awareness is the acknowledgement of that awareness. Self-awareness is the key to one’s EQ. It has two major components: Emotional-awareness, one’s capability to identify one’s own emotions and their effects, and Self-confidence, sureness of one’s own value and proficiencies. Self-Regulation: It is the ability to monitor and control one’s own behavior, emotions, or thoughts, altering them according to the demands of the situation. Self-regulation includes self-control, trustworthiness, conscientiousness (taking responsibilities of your own actions), adaptability (ability of handling changes with flexibility) and innovation (being open to new ideas). Self-regulation helps EI to be explained more…show more content…
It can not be predicted on the basis of how smart and efficient a person is. It is rather a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. Some people are more emotionally intelligent than others naturally while others can develop high emotional intelligence with practice. It differs from person to person, gender to gender and even society to society as well. Speaking of variation in emotional intelligence based upon person to person and gender to gender, the most captivating thing is gender. In a gender tight society like Pakistan, different emotional expressions are associated with different genders. For example, aggressiveness with men and more expressiveness with female gender. Similarly, other emotional expressions are considered to vary across
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