Emotional Intelligence Has Not Been Very Popular Until The 1990s

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Emotional intelligence has not been very popular until the 1990s. Emotional intelligence involves a set of conceptually related psychological processes that include processing affective information. Among these processes include the appraisal and expression of emotions, assimilations of emotions in thoughts, understanding emotions, and regulating and managing emotions. The most widely accepted definition of emotional intelligence is “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use the information to guide one’s thinking and actions” (Salovey & Mayer, 1990, p. 189). In a variety of occupational settings emotional self-awareness, regulating emotions in the self, social awareness of emotions and empathy, regulating emotions in others, motivational tendencies, and character are important competencies. In emotional self-awareness, it includes identification of emotion and understanding how emotions are related to one’s self. In the competency of regulating emotions in the self-involves intentionally eliciting and sustaining pleasant and unpleasant emotions when appropriate. In social awareness of emotions and empathy includes awareness of other’s feelings, needs, and concerns, understanding and sympathizing with others’ emotions and responding to others’ unspoken feelings. Regulating emotions in others involves influencing others, effectively communicating with others, and managing conflicts. Motivational tendencies involve internal…

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