Essay Assessment Outcomes : Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is a key component in team cohesion. Emotional intelligence is defined by Thompson as, “The ability to recognize emotions in ourselves and others and to use emotional knowledge in a productive fashion” (2015, p.114). Through the study of our own personal preference and those of our peers, we are better able to assimilate and be more effective teams. By understanding basic personality tendencies, individuals can more effectively adapt and adjust to any situation. “The four basic preferences are: an attitude to the world of extraversion or introversion; a function of gathering information by sensing or intuition; a function of deciding by thinking or feeling; and a style of living in the world by judgment or perception” (McCarthy & Garavan, 1999, p. 441). These inclinations are able convey the needs of the individual by sorting their preferences into a dynamic cross sections formula.
The Meyers Briggs Type Indicator is a tool that was developed to recognize and value the differences between people. “The difference between the MBTI and most other psychological measures is that the MBTI is specifically not to measure traits, but rather to sort people into equally valuable groups to which, in accordance with Jung 's theory, they already belong” (Ayoubi & Ustwani, 2014, p.89). The Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, revealed that my most dominant preference is extraversion. This means that I prefer to focus…