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About Emotional Intelligence

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You will hear us mention some aspects of Emotional Intelligence (EQI*) in the programmes.

All of the candidates, at the last six stage, assessed their own EQI and had a one-to-one feedback and coaching session. You will see part of these during the interview preparation in the programme. From this they were able to discover where they might hinder themselves with old habits and emotional responses.

This applied not just to the interview but also later in the work experience situations. Their coaching helped them to pay attention to these, whether they did anything about it? Well you'll just have to watch and decide yourself!

What is Emotional Intelligence?

  • The key factors that are related to success in life and work
  • It helps us understand why some people do well in life while others fail
  • Different from IQ (Cognitive Intelligence)

    What are the characteristics of an emotionally intelligent person?

  • They can monitor their own and other's feelings and emotions, they can tell the difference between them, and use this information to guide their thinking and action.

    What are the key features of Emotional Intelligence? 1. Awareness of your own emotions

  • Having well-developed emotional vocabulary and the ability to name feelings as they are experienced. 2. Managing your own emotions
  • Knowing how to handle anger, sadness, hurt, rejection, boredom, anxiety and other negative emotions without resorting to behavior that is harmful to you or others; being able to create and maintain positive emotions in yourself. 3. Motivating yourself
  • Being able to set goals, delay gratification, and persevere to accomplish what you want; learning to identify what you do best and challenge yourself to do better. 4. Recognizing emotions in others
  • Seeing a situation from another person's perspective and recognising their feelings. 5. Handling relationships effectively
  • Creating positive interactions with others and managing conflict well.

    What can I do about my own Emotional Intelligence?

  • Emotional intelligence can be learned and developed. There are now a variety of different ways to teach and learn about emotional intelligence Whatever your current level of emotional intelligence, with the right support, activities and commitment, you can improve it
  • Unlike your cognitive intelligence (or IQ), which peaks around the age of seventeen and stays constant throughout most of your life until it declines in old age, your emotional intelligence can be improved at any age in life.

    We have listed the factors that the candidates were assessed on below. Have a look at these and try to decide how much and to what level you are using these.

    There is also a very short list of development exercises. If you need to know more ask using the webchat.

    *EQ™ is an assessment instrument licenced by MHS Canda.

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