Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional Intelligence Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Section 1: Define and Research “Emotional Intelligence” Emotional intelligence (EI) can be defined as the ability of a person to identify their emotions, be in charge and to convey these emotions by understanding other individuals’ emotions. Through the control, one can maintain a relationship with others and be able to fit in their surroundings and to fulfill his/her missions in life. The theory ‘emotional intelligence’ was developed in the 1970s- 1980s by three psychologists Peter Salovey, Howard Gardner and John Jack Mayer in their research. This theory was mostly recognized in 1995 when Daniel Goleman wrote a book titled Emotional Intelligence (Schutte et al., 1998). Emotional intelligence can be identified through its characteristics. One characteristic of high emotional intelligence is self-awareness. The feature of self-awareness enables an individual to understand their strengths and their weaknesses. They know what they are best at especially at work or in school and they are informed of what they are not good at. Their weak points do not pull them back from achieving their goals because they have strategies that make it possible for them to maximize their strengths for better results. The second feature of high emotional intelligence is empathy. Most individuals who have high emotional intelligence are empathetic. Research shows that such persons can interact with others well due to their ability to understand their emotions. Also, they show sympathy towards others and take their time and other resources to help those in need. The act of curiosity is also found in people who are

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