Emotional intelligence (EI) denotes the capacity to determine, utilize, comprehend, and constructively deal with sentiments to alleviate stress, communicate successfully, sympathize with other people, triumph over challenges, and resolve disagreements. EI influences numerous dissimilar facets of one’s everyday undertakings, for instance, how one acts and the mode of one’s interrelations with others (Ciarrochi & Mayer, 2013). If one has a high EI, he/she can establish his/her psychological state, in addition to the psychological situations of other people, and interrelate with them in a manner that pleases them. Such comprehension of emotions could be helpful in effectively interrelating with others, creating healthier correlations, attaining higher triumph at work, and having a greatly satisfying life.
Description of EI
With the consideration of fulfillment and triumph in life, EI is as significant as the intelligence quotient (IQ). EI assists in the formation of strong affiliations, triumph at work, and realization of professional and personal objectives (Zeidner, Matthews, & Roberts, 2012). The fundamental proficiencies of EI could be studied by any person, at a convenient time. Nevertheless, there is dissimilarity with respect to studying EI and employing the acquired knowledge in one’s life (Farh, Seo, & Tesluk, 2012). Only because one is aware of doing something does not imply that he/she will do it, particularly when one is overwhelmed by stress that is liable of hijacking one’s finest objectives. One cannot just read concerning EI to master it. To transform conduct in manners that show up under duress, I have learned to triumph overstress in my interrelations through being psychologically aware. I have experienced and applied this skillfulness in almost my daily life. EI has greatly assisted me to navigate the social complexities of my colleagues, lead and encourage other people, and shining in my endeavors.
Every message to the brain is recorded by one’s senses, and the moment such messages are devastatingly traumatic or emotional, intuition will shine up and one’s capacity to perform will be restricted to the escape, wrestle, or freeze reaction. Hence, to have access to the broad scope of alternatives and the capacity to generate excellent resolutions, people require having the ability to maintain their sentiments into balance as one pleases (Cavazotte, Moreno, & Hickmann, 2012). Memory is as well powerfully associated with sentiments. Through learning and remaining linked to the emotional section of the brain, in addition to the rational, I do not just enhance my scope of alternatives concerning reacting to a new occurrence, but I as well draw emotional remembrance into the judgment-making progression. This assists in my not constantly repeating previous errors.
My EI level can boost successful leadership in the health care setting. To enhance my EI, and judgment-making proficiencies, I have gained the understanding and management of my emotions. I have attained this through the development of major proficiencies for handling and tackling overpowering trauma and being a successful communicator. Some of the things that boost my EI include the capability to rapidly decrease stress in a range of circumstances, the capability to establish my sentiments and prevent them from overwhelming me, and the capability to link psychologically with other people through the application of nonverbal communication. Moreover, I employ wittiness and play to remain linked to difficult conditions and resolve disagreements constructively and confidently.
Results of the EI Quiz
To my astonishment, I scored 15, which is above average, but I cannot receive credit for the score since I gained more knowledge from reading the given enlightenments. Moreover, it was easy to deduce some answers through the practice of exclusion. If the answers had not been earlier disclosed in previous questions, I would have scored poorer. An image of facial expression offers actual interaction that occurs between the observer and the expression of the image. For a long time, I have built up the ability to study the eyes first and afterward recognize the movement of the associated facial muscles, which results in a considerable degree of comprehension. The eyes act as windows and demonstrate what is taking place within and the facial muscles establish the interior occurrences. The actors in the quiz were excellent. Though I managed to make out a factor of acting instead of actual sentiment, I simply visualized the real emotion that was being depicted. Though there are numerous similar sentiments, the test was all about the application of EI in the evaluation and differentiation of the emotions portrayed. I believe the test vividly elucidated the slight dissimilarities involving similar sentiments (for instance, embarrassment and shame) thus enhancing my learning experience.
EI denotes the aptitude to decide, utilize, realize, and sort out sentiments in a beneficial manner to assuage stress, communicate fruitfully, feel sorry for other people, conquer challenges, and resolve differences. EI plays a key role in the formation of powerful affiliations, accomplishment at work, and realization of professional, as well as personal objectives. My EI level can advance successful leadership in the health care situation. The test vividly elucidated the insignificant dissimilarities involving comparable sentiments (for instance, embarrassment and shame), which improved my learning experience.
Cavazotte, F., Moreno, V., & Hickmann, M. (2012). Effects of leader intelligence, personality and emotional intelligence on transformational leadership and managerial performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(3), 443-455.
Ciarrochi, J., & Mayer, J. D. (Eds.). (2013). Applying emotional intelligence: A practitioner’s guide. New York: Psychology Press.
Farh, C. I., Seo, M. G., & Tesluk, P. E. (2012). Emotional intelligence, teamwork effectiveness, and job performance: The moderating role of job context. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(4), 890.
Zeidner, M., Matthews, G., & Roberts, R. D. (2012). What we know about emotional intelligence: How it affects learning, work, relationships, and our mental health. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.