Emotional Intelligence

Components of Emotional Intelligence
Based on Daniel Goleman’s book— Emotional Intelligence :Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

  • Being aware of your feelings
  • Knowing what you are feeling when you are feeling it.
  • Accurately assessing your strengths and limitations and setting realistic challenges.
  • Understanding your values and goals
  • Being able to laugh at yourself and take constructive criticism
  • Managing your feelings
  • Handling feelings without exploding or repressing.
  • Keeping distress from swamping your ability to think.
  • Controlling impulses.
  • Having curious, non-judgmental awareness of yourself.
    Recognizing the emotions of others
  • Seeking to understand the experience and perspective of others.
  • Attending to the verbal and non-verbal language of others’ feelings.
  • Having and expressing empathy for others even when you disagree with them.
  • Considering others’ feelings—along with other factors—when making decisions.
    Building relationships
  • Creating a well-developed web of relationships.
  • Being both assertive and cooperative.
  • Being able to both lead and follow.
  • Finding common ground and building rapport.
    Maintaining motivation
  • Having a deep desire to achieve just for the sake of achievement.
  • Being internally motivated, optimistic and resilient.
  • Persevering in the face of hardship and obstacles.

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