Goleman's Emotional Development


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Goleman's Emotional Development

  1. 1.  A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from ones circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Any of the particular feelings that characterize such a state of mind, such as joy, anger, love, hate, horror, etc. Synonyms ◦ feeling - sensation - sentiment - agitation
  2. 2.  Rooted from the concept of social intelligence – the ability to understand and relate to people. Ability to understand and manage men and women, boys and girls – to act wisely in human relations (Thorndike) Involves 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.
  3. 3.  Self-awareness – observing oneself Managing emotions – handling feelings Motivating oneself – channeling emotions Empathy – sensitivity to others Handling relationships – managing emotions in others
  4. 4.  Intelligence according to Tenedero is the ability to learn and apply what is learned. EI is the ability to understand and to effectively apply the power of emotions as a source of personal energy and interpersonal synergy. EQ has two essential aspects.  Personal  Interpersonal
  5. 5.  Ability to read one’s own emotions ◦ -- I am excited! Understand the power of these emotions. ◦ -- I am excited because…. .. This ability leads to self-awareness and inner guidance.
  6. 6.  Enables one to handle emotions. This ability leads to personal authenticity and resilience. ◦ -- I am excited, but I will not do anything in haste.
  7. 7.  Enables one to harness the personal emotional power for a meaningful purpose. One’s own character is built. Personal potentials are gradually brought to actualization. ◦ -- I will use my excitement, or my anger, or my being in love to do something positive.
  8. 8.  Using our own emotions as a point of reference. Enables us to reach out to other people, influence positively, and build transformational relationships with them.
  9. 9.  Ability to recognize a feeling as it happens. Building block of the next fundamental of emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood. ◦ - People with greater certainty about their emotions are better pilots of their lives.
  10. 10.  Bad as well as good moods spice life and build character. The key is balance. “reframing” – consciously reinterpreting a situation in a more positive light. “cooling down” – example, going for a drive to help you think clearly “exercise” – like taking a long walk to distract yourself.
  11. 11.  Requires clear goals and an optimistic, can- do attitude. EXAMPLE: How 2 diff person deal with rejection A (pessimist) – “I’m a failure! I’ll never make a sale.” B (optimist) – “I’m using the wrong approach, I should do it better next time.”
  12. 12.  The essence of emotional self-regulation is the ability to delay impulse in the service of a goal. The ability to resist impulse can be developed through practice.
  13. 13.  The capacity to know how another person feels is important on the job, in romance and friendship, especially in the family. “THANK YOU” – can leave us feeling dismissed, patronized or genuinely appreciated.
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