Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI).

Is the ability to recognize your emotions as well as those of others, understand what they’re telling you, and realize how your emotions affect people around you. It also involves your perception of others: when you understand how they feel, this allows you to manage relationships more effective.


Emotional intelligence is a very important skill in leadership. It is the ability to utilize emotions and apply them to tasks, like thinking and problem-solving. It is said to have five main elements such as – self-awareness.

Elements of Emotional Intelligence

1. Self Awareness

People with high EI understand their emotions and they don’t let their feelings rule them. 

They know their strengths and weaknesses. They’re also willing to take an honest look at themselves and they work on these areas so they can perform better. They’re confident, because they trust their intuition and don’t let their emotions get out of control.

2. Self Regulation

This is the ability to control emotions and impulses. People who self regulate typically don’t allow themselves to become too angry or jealous, and they don’t make impulsive, careless decisions. They think before they act. Characteristics of self-regulation are thoughtfulness, comfort with change, integrity and the ability to say no.

3. Motivation

People with a high EI are usually motivated. They’re willing to defer immediate results for long-term success. They are highly productive, love a challenge, and are effective in whatever they do.

4. Empathy

This is the ability to identify with and understand the wants, needs, and viewpoints of those around you. Empathetic people avoid stereotyping and judging too quickly. They live their lives in an open, honest way. This is perhaps the second-most important element of emotional intelligence. People with empathy are good at recognizing the feelings of others, even when those feelings may not be obvious. As a result, empathetic people are usually excellent at  managing relationships, listening and relating to others.

5. Social skills

Strong social skills are typically team players. Rather than focus on their own success, they help others to develop and shine. They can manage disputes, are excellent communicators, and are masters at building and maintaining relationships. It’s usually easy to talk to and like people with good social skills.



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