Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment Reflection

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Everyone is looking for ways to get better and surveys seem to be the most expedient method leaders use to assess employees. Being able to utilize these tools allows leaders to look at a greater number of employees or potential employees. I have taken three surveys that will help identify my character strengths and weaknesses, as well as, my leadership strength and weaknesses. The first survey I took was Values in Action (VIA) inventory of strengths. This survey basically laid out what my strengths were in my character. Although I feel most of the time these surveys are not very accurate. They give you the same questions just asking in a different way. As I was taking this survey I was feeling the same way and for the most part it was. The…show more content…
To know that I am a fair person is great because I now know that in a given situation I will be fair with my decisions. I could go and explain why each of them are important to have, but like I said the ranking and outcome of the survey was unexpected. The next survey Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment was a very interesting one. I did not know what emotional intelligence was until this course. I have a better understanding of it and I feel that my results were on pair with what I thought. “Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to the array of personal-management and social skills that allows one to succeed in the workplace an in life in general” (Sterrett, E. A. (2000). Manager's Pocket Guide to Emotional Intelligence: From Management to Leadership). I think that the definition of EQ is how I see…show more content…
I scored a 21 in this section. This means I am pretty self-aware about how I act and react to situations. That I understand that I am not perfect and need some work. Self-confidence is one area that a few years ago I would have been surprised that I scored a 23. I knew that I lacked some confidence, but as I progressed in the military so did my confidence. I scored 22 on self-control, but I feel that this is still an area where I need to improve. It’s not my emotional self-control, but just my ability to control how I eat and spend my money. The area of empathy for others I scored a 21. I feel that everyone has a time where they are not at their best. To understand that people have issues that can affect personal and professional lives and they need someone to not judge, but uplift and support. I scored a 21 on motivation, and I felt that this should have been higher. I am not sure, but I don’t know if they base this off of different situations or just my motivation in general. For my last one social competency is pretty good at 23. I would not refer myself as a social butterfly, but I do feel that I can communicate on a social level very
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