Emotional Intelligence Research Paper

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The intention of this paper is to explain on the relevancy of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ in which of how it is connected in organizational behavior. ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EQ) was first introduced to the public in 1995 by a physiologist named Dr. Daniel Goleman, even other sources were aware that it may have discussed earlier to date as of 1985. According to Goleman, ‘Emotional Intelligence’ is a type of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s feeling and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. In the context of organizational behavior, the ‘Emotional Intelligence’ principles provide a new way to understand and assess people's behaviors, management…show more content…
It was a hit, being one of the best international bestselling book. Later, Goleman developed the argument that non-cognitive skills can matter as much as I.Q. for workplace success in Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998, Bantam Books). The author begins by describing that the intellectual intelligence in entirely based on the neocortex, the most recently evolved parts of the brain. Emotional intelligence would depend much more on the emotional centers of the lower brain, the more primitive sub-cortex. Intelligence is the potential for learning something, and technical skills learnt depend on the academic intelligence. Emotional competencies stem from the emotional intelligence of each individual which later defined in structured proposal for the principal emotional skills or…show more content…
Typically to achieve outstanding performance several of these skills are required, spread out among the 5 domains: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. He defines emotional competence as:

1. Self-awareness - If a person has a healthy sense of self-awareness, he understands his own strengths and weaknesses, as well as how his actions affect others. A person who is self-aware is usually better able to handle and learn from constructive criticism than one who is not.
2. Self-regulation: A person with a high EQ can maturely reveal her emotions and exercise restraint when needed. Instead of squelching her feelings, she expresses them with restraint and control.
3. Motivation: Emotionally intelligent people are self-motivated. They're not motivated simply by money or a title. They are usually resilient and optimistic when they encounter disappointment and driven by an inner

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