Avatar Leadership Influence
In her position of leadership, Mo’at reinforces the clan’s current culture, as well as to exert direct influence on the cultural changes that take place as the clan’s social structure evolves. Our first introduction to the character takes place in Hometree as she meets an Avatar prisoner. During her first interaction with Jake Sully in his Avatar form, she challenges the conventions currently held by the Na’vi by allowing Jake, a member of the “Sky people”, the opportunity to learn her people’s ways.
This challenge to the current relationship between the humans in their avatar form is a test to determine how the Omaticaya should treat this particular group of hybrid intruders. At this time, Mo’at holds the view that …show more content…
Mo’at shared her emotional response to the destruction of Hometree when she freed Jake Sully and said: “If you are one of us, help us.” She also responded to Jake’s emotional distress when the consciousness transfer of his friend Dr. Grace Augustine failed, by offering comfort after her death. (Avatar, 2010)
According to The article Improving Emotional Intelligence, “Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. This ability also allows us to recognize and understand what others are experiencing emotionally. This recognition and understanding is, for the most part, a nonverbal process that informs thinking and influences how well you connect with others.” (Segal, Smith, & Shubin, 2016)
Emotional intelligence requires the leader to be aware of their internal emotions and to remain conscious of changes occurring within. This awareness allows the leader to remain in control of their actions, and how those actions will affect their followers. Leaders will typically be influenced by their emotions, but should never allow their emotions to rule their