Emotional Intelligence And Self Awareness Essay

1576 Words Nov 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Emotional Intelligence is defined as “the ability to identify, use, understand and manage your emotions in positive and constructive way.” (Lewis, 2012). And is broken down into four key components. These components are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management, all playing separate but equal roles in what makes someone emotionally intelligent. For example, self-awareness is someone being aware of their own emotions in a given situation, while self-management in the control of emotions while being socially aware. Similarly to self-management and self-awareness, social awareness is someone being aware of someone else emotions, while relationship management is the using knowledge of other’s feelings and attitude to create and maintain good relationships (Lewis, 2012). By being aware of our emotions and managing them, accordingly it makes handling different situations easier and less volatile or confrontational. This in turn paves the way to develop relationships with other people while being empathetic and respectful.
Stress is often one of the most overlooked components of modern life, among both student and people who work. While noticed, people often turn a blind eye to stress themselves or to other’s normalizing extreme amounts of stress which negatively impacts quality of many others including ourselves. In an article titled “Stress in everyday life and its management” stress is broken down into 4 separate sources. The first being…

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