Why Emotional Intelligence is Important


Need to Get Control of Yourself? There are FIVE elements that can help you do it everyday all the time. Most people have never looked at intelligence from an emotional standpoint. Author and psychologist, Daniel Goleman, has and has shown how it (emotional intelligence) can be even be more vital than educational intelligence.

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important

Emotional Intelligence Book Read Major Points:

Number 1, if the world worked on emotionally helping people, they would by default help the intellectual intelligence of everyone. So much research hinged on the emotional status of people, starting when they were as young as toddlers.

Number 2, emotionally unstable parents will utterly raise emotionally unstable children, and the cycle and drama continues.

A key ability in impulse control is knowing the difference between feelings and actions, and learning to make better emotional decisions by first controlling the impulse and then identifying alternative actions and her consequences before acting p259.

Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Chart

There are five components of emotional intelligence:

According to Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist who helped to popularize EI, there are five main elements of emotional intelligence:

  1. Self-awareness.
  2. Self-regulation.
  3. Motivation.
  4. Empathy.
  5. Social skills.

The more that you, as a leader, manage each of these areas, the higher your emotional intelligence. It is vital for you to gain self-awareness, and the ability to regulate yourself. Emotional intelligence people are self motivated or know where to go to get motivation, and they have good or adequate social skills.

Perhaps the most important component they possess is a high level of empathy. This (empathy) is something Goleman emphasized throughout his book. We’ll be doing a part two video because we were long winded with this topic.

How emotionally intelligent are you?

Leave a comment below about what you think your level and how you think you can get better, and if your level is good, how can you help someone else.

why emotional intelligence important

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important

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