What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and manage your emotions.
emotional regulation

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to regulate your own emotions, as well as the ability to recognize and understand other people’s emotions. It’s about being aware of your feelings and knowing how to respond to them in a way that makes you feel happy, healthy, and ready for action.

Emotional intelligence is a powerful tool for development, because it enhances everything you do both in your personal life and in your professionally. 

Emotional intelligence is not about being more emotionally mature than you actually are—it’s about understanding how all those feelings work together to shape who you are. In other words: it’s all about the mix of emotions that make up your beautiful personality!

Your emotions are a reflection of your moods, values, beliefs and behaviours. You can have different moods at different times or even within one day. They also change over time as you learn new things or cope with life events 

If you have trouble recognizing your own emotions, or if you struggle to understand how other people feel, then you could be lacking in your emotional intelligence. This can make it difficult to think clearly about your situation and make good decisions about how to move forward.

Examples of EI (FROM https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-emotional-intelligence-2795423

  • the capacity to recognize and articulate the emotions of others
  • knowledge of one’s own abilities and limits
  • Self-assurance and acceptance of oneself
  • the capacity to forgive errors
  • An aptitude for embracing change and a great sense of curiosity, especially about others
  • Having compassion and understanding for others
  • demonstrating consideration for the feelings of others
  • Taking responsibility for errors
  • the capacity to control one’s emotions amid trying circumstance.

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