Updated: Dec 10, 2022
Are you able to recognize the emotions you are feeling? Are you able to manage your feelings in a way that supports a positive experience? Can you effectively motivate yourself to accomplish desired goals? If so, then you likely have skills that make up the foundations of Emotional Intelligence.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
“Emotional Intelligence or EI is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand them, and see how they affect those around you” (mindtools, 2022).
Emotional Intelligence consists of 5 elements:
- Social Skills
Why is Emotional Intelligence Important?
Emotional Intelligence provides a method for responding to emotions, opposed to reacting to emotions. The practice of Emotional Intelligence promotes the making of healthy decisions by evaluating the function of feelings. This way, better social outcomes can hopefully be achieved. Ultimately, helping to live a happy life.
How Can Someone Build Emotional Intelligence?
There are many ways to build Emotional Intelligence. When focusing on developing Self-Awareness it is important to schedule time to reflect. This way, the awareness of different emotions and feelings can be developed.
If you are facing Mental Health challenges and would like to learn more about how to build Emotional Intelligence and how it can help you live more happily, contact us today!
Mindtools. (2022). Emotional intelligence in leadership. Mind Tools Club. https://www.mindtools.com/community/pages/article/newLDR_45.php
PositivePsychology. (2022). The importance of emotional intelligence. Positive Psychology.com. https://positivepsychology.com/importance-of-emotional-intelligence/