Emotional Intelligence 1
University of Phoenix
Emotional Intelligence 2
A skill that should be mastered and affects us all in our everyday lives is emotion. Emotional intelligence will take us into the future of our species by educating our youth and stimulating a struggling economy. In 1990, Solovey and Mayer coined the term Emotional Intelligence or (E.Q.) and based their work on the non-cognitive aspects of intelligence. These authors defined emotional intelligence as “a form of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' thinking and action.” (Merkowitz, R., Earnest, G., 2006 p.1) By educating our youth, the global economic value could provide world peace. Everyone has used emotion. From the beginning of our lives, even before actual birth, our mother's emotions affected us in the womb. We all are changed by emotion. Whether good or bad there is a change. Common sense would say that our emotional intelligence is the single most important aspect of our life, and lives to come.
Can E.Q. be measured? “Experienced partners in a multi-national consulting firm were addressed on the EI competencies plus three others. Partners who scored above the median on nine or more of the twenty competencies delivered 1.2 million more profit from their accounts than did other partners – accent incremental gain (Boyatzis, 1999).” (Chemis, C., 1999, para. 3). There are two groups and five competencies to learn for mastering Emotional Intelligence. The use of personal competence, is the first group, the first sub-topic is self-awareness. Self-awareness is used to recognize how emotions affect one's self, know one's strengths and limits, and have a good sense of personal capabilities. The second is self-regulation which includes self-control, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, adaptability and innovation. The third is...