John D Mayer And Peter Salovey's What Is Emotional Intelligence?

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In John D Mayer and Peter Salovey’s, “What is emotional intelligence?” emotional intelligence is described as “the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth” Mayer, J.D. (1997) “In the best of stories, it is actually characterization that moves the story along, because a compelling character in a difficult situation creates his or her own plot." (Bernardo). Our performers understand that they need to be able to portray believable emotions in order to portray the correct emotion to the audience. By completely being able to know their characters characterizations they will be able to create characters that the audience will want to follow.
Emotional intelligence is required in any performer because one needs to be able to be in touch with their emotions so that they are able to access any emotions at any given moment. In our term project, for each character the performer needs to channel different emotions. Keith’s (the protagonist) emotional journey will be one the audience will be able to follow since they will, by default, root for him. The emotional relevance of Keith will be portrayed to the audience through the facial expressions and gestures of the character for example, he starts off very nervous and anxious which is the complete opposite to what he usually is which is confident and

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