Emotional Intelligence is being able to be aware of, in control of and ability to express emotions the correct way. It is also the foundation for being able to handle interpersonal relationships with and good judgement.
There are five components to Emotional Intelligence. Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills.
Self – Awareness is the ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions and drives, as well as their effects on others.
Self-Regulation is the ability to control or redirect impulses and moods. “Thinking before you act or speak”
Motivation is having a passion and strong drive to achieve. Having optimism in the face of failure.
Empathy is the ability to understand the emotions of others and why they may be exhibiting these emotions.
Social Skills is the proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.
So why is Emotional Intelligence Important????
When it comes to enjoying professional success and mutually rewarding personal relationships, Emotional Intelligence matters just as much as your Intellectual Ability (IQ) – if not more.
If you have a high level of Emotional Intelligence you will find it easier to build stronger relationships, create success at work, and achieve your career and personal goals.