What Is Emotional Intelligence ( Ei ) Is Just As Important Than Intelligence Quotient ( Iq )

701 Words Mar 29th, 2016 3 Pages
There are several scientists and psychologists that feel that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is just as important if not more important than Intelligence Quotient (IQ). EI focuses on five areas of emotions: self-awareness, how you manage emotions, motivation, empathy, and social skills. I will attempt in this paper to explain how I manage each of these categories in my daily life.
I will start with the first one, self-awareness. I feel that I am very aware of my self-awareness and always try to make sound and good judgment decisions. This would even include many times going with my “gut feelings”. I have had times in the past where I did not go with my gut judgment or feelings and made the wrong decision. I believe that a person’s brain and feelings will most the time guide them in making a right choice if that person listens or goes with those feelings.
The second area is how I manage my emotions. Being in law enforcement for close to twenty years, I believe that I manage my emotions very well. I feel that many people in this type of profession have to be able to manage their feelings or what a person sees who is in the law enforcement profession can affect them very much. There has been times where officer’s or detectives have had to go out on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) disability due to a case they worked or maybe a call they went to which was too much for them to handle. Many officers, detectives, and investigators have been seen as having no emotions…

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