Emotional Intelligence Assignment

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After completing this week’s assignment “Assessing Your Emotional Intelligence”, found at the online source McGraw –Hill, I received a score of 67 out of 100. From these findings it is apparent that I am already practicing some form of Emotional Intelligence (EI) behaviors. This score doesn’t indicate either an above average score nor does it represent one that is below the average. My EI score represents one that is average and could be improved on. These qualities are not perfectly outlined, but it is accepted that there are five areas of EI that can be expanded on and honed over time to better one’s life.
As mentioned before the five modalities of Emotional Intelligence include self-awareness, self-management, self-motivation, empathy and
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Scoring a 15 of a possible 20 this is possibly my greatest quality overall. In the majority of related statements concerning empathy I was either average or above average. Empathy is best described as being able to relate to the people around us by recognizing there feelings. I have the ability to imagine the problems and emotions of others and accurately read their body language and general domineer. This alone cannot cover the wide range of emotions and also includes listening intently to the people involved in my life whether it is a social occasion, work environment or home …show more content…
The results bear out a knack for finding common ground and creating a cooperative climate. While I fall short on having a diverse group of friend I manage most social situations.
Understanding individual responses to different areas of EI means we can be “in check” with the day to day and long term emotions that will inevitably present themselves. In a way being in check is finding a better balance and living a more satisfied life. When the problem is reversed however and emotions are not being kept in balance personal, professional and social relationships can suffer (Preston, 2014).
Managing these emotions is a broad task and requires a few distinct qualities. First is an honest and fair assessment of where one stands. In this instance the Assessing Your Emotional Intelligence source provided this, but this can also extend to series internal critique. With a bearing of what is a strongpoint and what weaknesses are left the second component of managing emotions is a willingness to change and improve faults. Finale a measure of fortitude is important to overcome difficult emotions and setbacks. Ensuring that our emotions are appropriate around peers, family and those closest to us is at times difficult. Reemerging to examine personal emotions first before spiraling into inappropriate emotions is important to maintaining heathy relationships and personal wellbeing (Segal,

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