Charles Darwin's Developing Emotional Intelligence?

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Its roots can be traced back to the world of Charles Darwin who worked on the importance of emotional expression for survival and adaptation. The term first came into picture in the year 1985 when Wayne Payne published his doctoral thesis on A Study of Emotion: Developing Emotional Intelligence. This proposition was mainly based on the impression that society’s historical repression of emotions is the source of all sorts of problems such as depression, obsession, illness, religious conflict, fierceness and war. Prior to this work, this term had appeared in Leuner in 1966. In 1989, Stanley Greenspan put forth an EI model followed by Salovey and Mayer in 1990. Daniel Goleman then popularized the term and built in various related concepts in his…show more content…
He says it definitely helps an individual in confirming self and help in creating and realizing a vision. Thus as an individual you react less to events and pressures and brings in more clarity of thought, thus making you eligible enough to see today and anticipate future. Emotional reactivity blocks your mind and typically keeps you in old mind-sets and inflexible mental models. But as you start living in an emotional intelligence environment, you tend to get flexible and sensitive towards the needs of your people, resulting in increased compassion. Emotions work much faster and are more powerful than thoughts and positive emotions boost health, creativity and productivity. The author has developed the science of how to live in balance called HeartMath. It is a buts-and-bolts system for using the power of the heart to live in balance. But most leaders fail to put forth what their heart suggests at the right time. By doing simple HeartMath exercises daily, the author says you can keep stress away which means you reduce the threats to your health, cheerfulness and…show more content…
This was one of the first big sample study of the relationship between MBTI and EQI. Both MBTI and EQI are widely used by consultants and others engaged in efforts to promote individual, organizational and management advance. The EQI is the oldest of the mixed model assessment instruments and has been extensively used. And MBTI is used most widely across the globe to describe personality. To maximise out of the potential usefulness of the results, the data has been analysed based on both categorical descriptors of MBTI and scalar measure of the respondents’ position on a gamut between an extreme preference for one category and the other. EQI measured individuals based on each of the preference types. Relationship between EQI and MBTI was established. As against some earlier studies (Torrington, 2001), the results of this study showed the relationship between extroversion and the components of EI as measured by EQI. It was also found that stress management, the measure of EI that gets hold of an individual’s inner focus, is related to socialness rather than to

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