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.
- 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.
- 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.