Emotional Intelligence Essay

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Shawna Buchanan Mr. Leeper Strategies for Academic Success 17 September 2012 Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence is the ability to receive, control, and evaluate emotions. There are 4 types of skills associated with emotional intelligence. They are interpersonal, intrapersonal, leadership, and self-management skills. Before reading the book I thought that I had great leadership skills. I'm not very comforting at all, if anything I realized that I'm more intimidating, and have little to no empathy for other adults. To be very truthful the only skill I've seemed to have mastered is the interpersonal skills. To be assertive for me is all that I to do well. Being assertive was always the easiest because I have no problem sticking up for myself especially when I'm provoked. For me being assertive is closely related to my anger and it shouldn’t be. A leadership skill is the ability to comfort, and understand the people around you. To be a leader people have to trust you. You have to be able to put yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. Leaders lead by example by planning ahead and displaying a positive attitude by thinking things through completely while problem solving. A good leader is always a persuasive and positive influence on others. Interpersonal skills are the ability to stand up for yourself when you need to. It’s very hard not to confuse this skill with aggression. There is a way to stick up for oneself in a non-threatening manner. To be direct and positive is hard but it’s possible to train yourself to be assertive without all the extra baggage of anger behind the aggression. To succeed by any means possible is a Self-management skill. To manage your time wisely while finishing what had been started. To be committed and to have true drive to succeed

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