Emotional intelligence (EI) is composed of five categories, each with three subcategories as shown below, determined by the Emotional Quotient (EQ) inventory:
- Self-regard: self-respect; trust
- Self-updating: seeking significance, improving oneself
- Emotional Self-Consciousness: understanding your own feelings
Emotional Expression: Being able to convey feelings constructively
Assertiveness: non-offensive communication of thoughts and views
Independence: self-directed, emotionally secure.
Interpersonal relationships: able to sustain ties that satisfy one another
Empathy: the quality of understanding, how others feel
Social responsibility: building social awareness, supporting the wider society
Making a decision
Problem solving: ability to find answers in emotions
Testing of reality: ability to be objective; see the truth
Control of impulses: ability to resist or defer action
Management of stress
Flexibility: Feeling, thinking and action adaptation
Tolerance to stress: Coping with stressful circumstances
Optimism: Maintain a good mindset and perspective on life
Let all of these elements be broken down so that you can start applying them to your own business.
Perception of oneself
How you feel – your sense of yourself – colors your relationships with the rest of the planet. The first subcategory is indeed self-consciousness. Your self-confidence, as well as respect, influence your decisions and your communications with others. Undoubtedly, the second sub-category, self-actualization, involves your quest for meaning and change.
Further, if you are completely up-to-date, you are the “largest” version of yourself. What you see as the meaning of your life. Emotional self-awareness is the third subcategory. It is also not self-indulgent to be mindful of your feelings. It is indeed important for a safe and happy living. Repressed emotions manifest as sickness, disputes with others, excessive anxiety, and several other disagreeable symptoms that affect the ability to live as well as work at your desired level.
Your sense of yourself – your self-expression – affects how you talk. Emotional expression is undoubtedly the first component. You must be able to articulate your emotions once you are aware of them. Healthy people should express and take responsibility for their feelings without blaming others. The second aspect of self-expression consists of assertiveness: can you articulate your sentiments and values in a way that does not hurt others but respects your wants and needs? And freedom is undoubtedly the final part. You are self-directed and also free of emotional dependence on others if you are single. You retain consistency regardless of your moods or views, and you do not need affirmation from others.
The interpersonal group discusses the interaction between the self and others. Interpersonal relationships help to adapt your ability to grow from the meaningful people in your life to the effect you have on others. The second subcategory is empathy, which means how much you can understand how others feel. You can’t shape satisfactory interpersonal relations without empathy. Social accountability is next. This is further based on the two previous concepts: You will benefit the wider society both locally and internationally if you have constructive and empathic relationships with other people.
Make a decision
Pop science estimates that an average of 35,000 people makes daily decisions. An emotionally smart person will make choices with less inner stress. The first category of decision-making is problem-solving. Once we make a decision, a multitude of feelings must be addressed in order to find a solution. When we grasp our own emotional cycle, the strategy and decision-making skills can be disguised. The second group is the testing of truth. You will be realistic and see things for what they actually are without being wrapped up in machined tales, magical thoughts, and worst-case scenarios if you have good reality testing capabilities. Further, the third subcategory is the regulation of impulses. In a chief, there is a shortage of impulses
Can affect organizational morality seriously. Saying that a CEO sucks modern technology. He invests in the newest as well as best tools every six months. Employees must constantly learn and adapt to the “Shiny Object Syndrome” of the supervisor. A CEO with good impulse control, on the other hand, carefully considers the technologies available, chooses the best choice, and sticks to his business.
Regulation of stress
In our lives, we all have stressors, but we can indeed choose how much they affect us. Did you ever know someone flying the handle at the least provocation – say, if the coffee pot is empty? Then there is the person who lives like him in the eye of a hurricane: the entire world could fall to bits around him, but he keeps a quiet almost unnatural.
Flexibility, the first subcategory of stress management, refers to the opportunity you have to change your thoughts and behaviors. It’s how you reacted and react right now. It is about the hundreds of corrections that you make all day long to preserve emotional stability. Stress tolerance includes how well you handle stressful conditions. Think frankly about yourself: are you closer to the “hurricane eye” or “coffee pot freakout” person? The response gives you an overview of your stress tolerance level. The third subcategory is hope or how much you have an optimistic life perspective. Further, Optimism generates resilience. If you have a good sense of hope and you experience setbacks, you trust that everything will be right in time.
These 5 emotional intelligence categories act as a barometer for employee leaders to determine the root of tension and stress. As pain and tension occur, you can separate them and see what part of the EQ is under stress.
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