Emotional Competence Analysis

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To improve one’s ability in emotional intelligence, it is important to understand the elements/competences involved in it. Each competence needs to be comprehended along with how it would look like in action. The competence themselves can be classified as: Figure 2.2.4: Competences of EI The personal competence comprises of self-awareness, self-regulation, and motivation. The social competence comprises of empathy and social skills. Personal competence is one’s ability to be aware of one’s emotions and manage behaviour and tendencies. Social competence comprises of one’s ability to be socially aware and manage relationships. It focuses on one’s ability to understand other’s emotions, behaviour, moods, and motives. All these are…show more content…
Self-awareness involves staying at the top of one’s typical reactions to specific events, challenges, tasks and people. When one understands tendencies then it helps to quickly make sense of one’s emotions. An effective way of genuinely understanding one’s emotions is to spend ample time analyzing where those emotions come from and why they exist. Emotions usually come from somewhere. However, some come out of nowhere and it is important to understand why something triggers a reaction. Those who can do this get to the core of a feeling quickly. Those situations that create strong emotions require more thought and by reflecting on them, it keeps one from doing something regrettable. Self-awareness is an honest and straightforward way of understanding what makes one tick and not about unearthing deep, dark secrets or unconscious…show more content…
Listening skills are a crucial element to social awareness. The tendency to talk more and listen less needs to be done away with. Observing other’s body language and cues and anticipating their moves is a critical observatory skill that one needs to develop. In their book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves observe that one needs to be like an anthropologist for developing social awareness skills. They say “Anthropologists make their living watching others in their natural state without letting their own thoughts and feelings disturb the observation. This is social awareness in its purest form.” To be socially aware, one needs to be able to observe while being the middle of the actual event and not observe from a
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