Emotional Intelligence Essay

868 Words Oct 27th, 2012 4 Pages
The importance of Emotional Intelligence is something that needs to be recognized. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, and others. Emotional intelligence is a central parent of our everyday lives, both in professional and personal enviornments , and as such it is important to become aware of exactly how you rate your own emotional intelligence.

After the the emotional intelligence test that was provided on www.ihhp.com/testsites.htm, I learned more about myself and how I respond to those around me. As I was taking the test I realized that much of my emotional intelligence is not only concerned with my own feelings and actions but how others effect me.

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In the results section of the emotional intelligence test it stated that in many ways emotional intelligence is more important than intellectual intelligence. I completely agree. If you stop and think about it, what good does it do to be intellectually intelligent and not be able to handle the consequences of your actions and the actions of others. Or, worst, not be able to relate to others on a personal level? There is no benefit from this scenario.

Another reason that emotional intelligence is important is that it embraces two aspects of intelligence, being able to understand yourself, such as your goals, intentions, responses, and behaviors, and and it embraces the ability to understand others feelings. In addition, the process and outcomes of emotional intelligence development also contain many elements known to reduce stress for individuals and organizations. This is done by being able to decrease conflict, improve relationships and understanding of others, and increasing your stability and harmony.

The original Emotional Intelligence Theory was developed during the 1970's and the 1980's. This was done by the work and writings of psychologists Howards Gardner, Peter Salovey, and John Mayer. This was the basis for the notion that emotional intelligence is increasingly relevant to organizational development and developing people. This is becasue emotional intellignece principles provide a new way to understand and assess people's

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