Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability of a person to manage, understand, select and work on their emotions; efficiently and generating positive results.

Emotional Intelligence is made up of skills, which may or may not be developed. The important thing is to identify them and work them to grow in them. There are three skills that by developing them, it is possible to achieve a good level of emotional intelligence. Over time more of them may develop.


- Self-knowledge and self-control of emotions.

A person who gets angry quickly, who becomes sad frequently or who does not control his impulses, does not manifest a good level of EI, Anger is a negative emotion that feeds itself in response to some perceived threat against us, either a physical or emotional threat. It places us in a vicious circle since the more we think about it, the greater the reason we think we have for feeling this way; nullifying all reason and provoking in us the most primitive responses in our brain.

On the other hand, sadness manifests itself in a similar way, if we feel sad, we tend to seek loneliness in those moments, when in reality it is the least we need. Loneliness will only make us feel more empty and sad.

This is where EI does its job, to break the circles in both cases and allow us to break out of those emotions and change our moods for our good.

Dr. Dolf Zillman, a psychologist at the University of Alabama, says that in the case of anger, it is possible to break the cycle by changing our focus of attention with some other different activity, such as going for a walk, reading a book, etc. If we can break the circle, the anger will dissipate and reason will return to us. The same happens in the case of sadness, occupational therapy is the best to lift your spirits. Using our curiosity and exploring our abilities will make us change our mood more easily.

If we make use of these strategies when we begin to feel angry or sad, we are using and at the same time developing our Emotional Intelligence.

- The enthusiasm and passion for life

The individual's ability to manage emotions is a predictor of success in that person's life. Our emotions can affect our ability to think, plan, concentrate, make decisions, etc.

So the emotional load of people, together with their skills to handle them, define the success in the future of each one.

Channeling emotions toward a more productive end turns out to be a great skill. Whether it's controlling impulses, delaying gratification, regulating moods to facilitate thinking and reflection, motivating yourself to persevere and coping with setbacks, taking an optimistic attitude toward the future, all of this. seems to demonstrate the great power of emotions as guides that determine the effectiveness of our efforts.

- Empathy

"The word empathy comes from the Greek empatheia, which means 'to feel within', and denotes the ability to perceive the subjective experience of another person. Various studies have made it possible to identify this ability from a very early age, such as in babies, who are affected by the cry of another baby, or children who share their toys when they see another child cry.

The ability to feel the same emotions as another opens the door to communication with other people, thereby making a special connection. If to this we add the ability to control our emotions, the performance of that person is highly emotionally intelligent.

Emotional intelligence is not a myth, it is a human capacity that we can and must develop. As we do, we will be happier people in harmony with the environment.
Emotional intelligence Emotional intelligence Reviewed by TalafarPlus on November 23, 2020 Rating: 5

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