Bailey, BS George Mason University, USA PDF version Introduction The construct of emotional intelligence EI refers to a distinct group of mental abilities, in which individuals 1 perceive, appraise and express emotions; 2 use emotions to facilitate thinking; 3 understand the antecedents and consequences of emotions; and 4 regulate emotions in self and others. There are three main components of EC, with specific attainments during the early childhood period: Young children become able to use emotional communication to express clear nonverbal messages about social situations and relationships e. Further, they display complex social and self-conscious emotions, such as guilt, pride, shame and contempt, in appropriate contexts.
It has also gone on to be slowly accepted and integrated within business, healthcare, and other professions. As I continued to read on, I found that interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence are often combined to create emotional intelligence. Further study revealed that emotional intelligence EI is extremely important in our everyday life.
In fact, EI is considerably more impactful in our lives than our IQ score ever will be. By honing in on our emotional intelligence we can better ourselves and the world around us. If we can fine-tune our EI, we can ultimately make the world a better place for everyone. Emotional Intelligence in Business Emotional intelligence shines especially bright within the business realm, but it is something that has only recently been pursued by hiring managers and industry leaders.
Luckily, business education programs are recognizing the recent adaptation of EI in business. It provides leaders, no matter their skills, with the emotional fortitude to adapt to change and deal with setbacks.
The higher appreciation and acceptance for EI could be responsible for the increase of women in business.
As USC and other researchers note, women tend to score higher on emotional intelligence tests. By offering up insight from a different viewpoint than that of the standard businessman, women have brought innovation and creativity into many spaces where it is needed.
Of course, whatever the gender, individuals with heightened EI can usher in much-needed creativity to their workspace. They are more likely to face change, not blame others for mistakes, provide support for those that need it, and challenge the thinking styles of those that are more cognitively minded.
Emotional Intelligence in School and Youth One of the leading questions in research devoted to emotional intelligence is can it be taught? According to an article in the New York Timesthe answer is yes.
Tired and stressed students that have a closed off relationship within their home are less likely to score well on tests or absorb information. Students that communicate effectively at home and with their teachers perform significantly better on tests, and can properly concentrate on their work.
Although SEL was first introduced as a way to combat bullying, school shootings, and suicides; the implementation of SEL goes beyond the classroom and formative years of childhood.
The study followed 17, British children over a 50 year period, highlighting that children with a stable emotional upbringing were considerably more likely to succeed into adulthood.
With a stronger emphasis on emotions as a child, those same people were more emotionally stable later in life. Teachers are encouraged to adopt social-emotional learning practices through training and programs, such as RULER: Emotional Intelligence in Relationships Emotional intelligence and relationships go hand in hand.
The key lies in perfecting empathetic responses. The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence However, there is also a dark side to emotional intelligenceand we must be wary not to abuse our knowledge. As The Atlantic points out in their article on the subject: When you know what others are feeling, you can tug at their heartstrings and motivate them to act against their own best interests.
Although both messages have significantly different drives fueling them, both leaders had a solid understanding of how to motivate others to their cause.
By regulating their own emotions and knowing how to drive an emotional response from others, they both became influential in their own way. Now, of course, be sure not to be the bad guy in this situation. Anyone who uses their intelligence — whether IQ, emotional or otherwise — to hurt others is obviously in the wrong.
We want to make our world a better place to live in by heightening our empathy and EI, not a more miserable one. Emotional Intelligence for a Better World One of the key elements of heightening our EI is in reading and understanding body language.
Our knowledge expands with experience, but it is vital to developing empathy. So — in an age when social interaction loses face-to-face value — more than ever we need to focus on EI and empathy.Emotional intelligence can be a valuable asset.
Some experts even believe that it is more important than a person's IQ. Learn more about EQ. Preschool RULER: Promoting Emotional Intelligence In Early Childhood. Preschool RULER was created by a partnership between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Childcare Learning Centers (CLC) in Stamford, CT.
Supported by funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, the Preschool RULER team worked closely with CLC . Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood. Share Flip Email Search the site GO. Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood How Kids Learn to Share and Care.
By Kendra Cherry. Updated September 10, 5 Key Components of Emotional Intelligence. Article. Industry vs. Inferiority in Psychosocial Development.
This training course looks at how the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) will improve your inter-personal relationships, communication skills and increase your professional and personal success.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Emotional Intelligence & Childhood Education John Emmert MGT Elana Zolfo Abstract In this study I have explored the concept of Emotional Intelligence with respect to Early Childhood Education.
Emotional intelligence (EI), Emotional leadership (EL), Emotional quotient (EQ) and Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or.