Key Elements Of Emotional Intelligence

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Author and science journalist Daniel Goleman reported for 12 years on the brain and behavioral sciences. Goleman was a major factor in making the topic of “ Emotional Intelligence” popular in one of his books. “If your emotional abilities aren't in hand if you don't have self-awareness if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” (Daniel Goleman) This quote is one of many from Goleman expressing the importance of emotional intelligence in your everyday life. On first thought, one might try to guess what emotional intelligence means or what it even is. So what is emotional intelligence, you might be asking…show more content…
These two elements to me are better used together. First, we have empathy which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Then we have social skills which are any competence facilitating interaction and communication with others where social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. When you are having a verbal interaction with someone and you are talking to them about a saddening event that has happened to them you have to have sympathy with them. You have to understand what’s making them act the way they do and try and figure out ways to help the problem and not further the tension on the subject. When achieving this connection with someone you are gaining social skills that will help you later in life. That’s why I feel these two keys go hand and hand, but enough about what emotional intelligence is now I will talk about my emotional…show more content…
What it means to have self-awareness is to know about yourself. You know about some of your strengths and weaknesses, your motives, feelings, and desires. I feel like this is one of my best skills because I know what areas that I need improvement on and I work hard to improve upon them. Whether it may be practicing it on a daily basis or asking some companions for help. Knowing myself helps me to better coordinate responsibilities when it comes to doing group projects or even when it comes to helping someone else. I feel like this has made me a better citizen because I have learned and motivated myself to do things that past me wouldn’t even try to accomplish. I have learned how to deal with different scenarios and how to act differently to defuse or help the situation. This is why I believe being self-aware is my dominate emotional

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