Re: Emotional Intelligence

Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 02:43:44 MST

Here is a short summary of Howard Gardner's definition of personal or emotional
intelligence, from Daniel Golemans book, Emotional Intelligence.

1. Knowing ones emotions.
Recognizing a feeling as it happens- is the keystone of emotional intelligence.
People with greater certainty about their feelings are better pilots of their
having a surer sense of how they really feel about personal decisions from whom
marry to what job to take.

2. Managing emotions.
Handling feelings so they are appropriate. The capacity to soothe oneself, shake
rampant anxiety, gloom, or irritability. People who are poor in this ability are
constantly battling feelings of distress, while those who excel in it can bounce
far more quickly from life's setbacks and upsets.

3. Motivating oneself.
Marshaling emotions in the service of a goal is essential for paying attention,
self-motivation and mastery, and for creativity. Emotional self-control,
gratification and stifling impulsiveness underlies accomplishment of every sort.
Being able to get into the "flow" state enables outstanding performance of all
People who have this skill tend to be more highly productive and effective in
whatever they undertake.

4. Recognizing emotions in others.
Empathy, another ability that builds on emotional self-awareness, is the
"people skill." People who are emphatic are more attuned to the subtle social
that indicate what others need or want. This makes them better at callings such
the caring professions, teaching, sales, and management.

5. Handling relationships.
The art of relationships is, in large part, skill in managing emotions in
others. These
are the abilities that undergird popularity, leadership, and interpersonal
effectiveness. People who excel in these skills do well at anything that relies
interacting smoothly with others; they are social stars.

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>>It would be wonderful to have more control over one's
emotional life. (However, I would tend to crank the volume
up, not down.<<

Would this increase one's emotional intelligence?

Note: The buzz word emotional intelligence is an idea I've
only seen on the bookshelf and hadn't put aside enough time
to read up on yet.

Anyone familiar with emotional intelligence?

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