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Emotional Intelligence

…..a short introduction

There are two kinds of intelligence. There is rational, logical thought is specific, objective, concrete and factual. It emphasizes academic information and traditional learning. The other is emotional intelligence, which focuses on soft skills. It deals with intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

The ability to express and control our own emotions is important, but so is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence is absolutely essential in the formation, development, maintenance, and enhancement of close personal relationships. 90% of high performers possess high emotional intelligence. 

Emotional intelligence can be learned, developed and augmented. It is a continuous process that may be facilitated through attention and deliberate focus. 

It is based in recognition and regulation: knowing who I am and what I do. 

EI is about:

  • Emotional Self-Awareness and Self-Connection 
  • Social Awareness, Empathy and Communication 
  • Emotional self-Management and Regulation 
  • Social Management and Relationships  

These are the four areas the EI assessment assesses and the areas a coach would coach on.

On the next page are diagrams that detail the components of EI and its benefits.