Emotional intelligence

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  • EQ, IQ & Personality are not connected. The three do not go together in any meaningful way. Emotional intelligence explains a fundamental element of your behavior that is unique from your intellect. You cannot determine someone's IQ based on their EQ and vice versa. Intelligence is how quickly you absorb new information and it does not change throughout your life. Emotional intelligence is unique because it is a flexible skill that you can improve with practice. Anyone can develop a high degree of emotional intelligence. Like IQ, your personality does not change. Personality is the style with which you approach the world: what motivates you and the people and situations that give you energy (versus those that drain it). One example of this is the tendency we all have to be introverted or extroverted.
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    1. 1. 1 EmotionalEmotional IntelligenceIntelligence at Workat Work
    2. 2. 2 Have you ever thought of why people of average intelligence outperform people with the highest levels of intelligence majority of the time? What is Emotional Intelligence?
    3. 3. 3 • Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capacity of recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, for managing emotions in ourselves as well as in our relationships • EQ is critical to managing your behavior, moving smoothly through social situations and making critical choices in life What is Emotional Intelligence?
    4. 4. 4 Activity: Emotional Contagion
    5. 5. 5 Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Intelligence (IQ), & Personality
    6. 6. 6 Why is EQ important? EQ is the pattern of how people's biases in their thinking leads them to think one thing or choice is better than another, as well as their clarity in differentiating within those biases to exercise clear and sound judgment.
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    9. 9. 9 EQ Composition
    10. 10. 10 Emotional IntelligenceEmotional Intelligence FrameworkFramework • The Intrapersonal Realm • The Interpersonal Realm • The Adaptability Realm • The Stress Management Realm • The General Mood Realm
    11. 11. 11 The IntrapersonalThe Intrapersonal RealmRealm
    12. 12. 12 The Intrapersonal RealmThe Intrapersonal Realm concerns your ability to know and manage yourself. It embraces: • Self Awareness • Assertiveness • Independence • Self-Regard • Self-Actualization
    13. 13. 13 Self AwarenessSelf Awareness The ability to recognize how you're feeling and why you're feeling that way and the impact your behavior has on others
    14. 14. 14 Self Awareness – ActivitySelf Awareness – Activity (Group Discussion):(Group Discussion): • Over the last week, what was the strongest emotion you had experienced. Beside each emotion, write down your accompanying body language/gestures and thoughts. • Also, write down how you became aware of that feeling. That is, did you recognize the emotion as it occurred, become aware of it through bodily sensations, or become aware of it through thoughts?
    15. 15. 15 AssertivenessAssertiveness The ability to clearly express your thoughts and feelings, stand your ground and defend a position
    16. 16. 16 Assertiveness – ActivityAssertiveness – Activity (Group Discussion):(Group Discussion): • Over the last two weeks, write down instances where you behaved assertively, passively and aggressively, and list the self-talk that accompanied each instance • For situations where you behaved passively, dispute and debate the self-talk that interfered with your being assertive • For situations where you behaved aggressively, dispute and debate the self-talk that led you to such behavior
    17. 17. 17 IndependenceIndependence The ability to be self-directed and self-controlled in your thinking and actions and to be free of emotional dependency. Independent people are self-reliant in planning and making important decisions.
    18. 18. 18 Self RegardSelf Regard The ability to appreciate your perceived positive aspects and possibilities as well as to accept your negative aspects and limitations and still feel good about yourself.
    19. 19. 19 Self Regard -Self Regard - Activity:Activity: • How much do you like yourself? • What are your greatest strengths? (for example, loyalty, a sense of humor, good negotiating skills, friendliness or honesty) • What are your greatest weaknesses? (for example, bad temper, procrastination or the inability to manage money) • What do you consider your single greatest strength?
    20. 20. 20 Self - ActualizationSelf - Actualization The ability to realize your potential. This component of emotional intelligence is manifested by becoming involved in pursuits that lead to a meaningful, rich and full life.
    21. 21. 21 Self ActualizationSelf Actualization Activity:Activity: • How many hours per week do you spend at work? with family? with friends? alone? • In which of these areas would you most like to improve the quality of your time? • What are your hobbies and interests? • Which hobby would you like to pursue more actively?
    22. 22. 22 The Inter-The Inter- PersonalPersonal RealmRealm
    23. 23. 23 The Inter-personal RealmThe Inter-personal Realm concerns your "people skills" — your ability to interact and get along with others. It is composed of three scales. • Empathy • Social Responsibility • Interpersonal Relationship
    24. 24. 24 EmpathyEmpathy The ability to understand what others might be feeling and thinking. It is the ability to view the world through another person's eyes.
    25. 25. 25 Empathy - Activity: Get the Memo!Empathy - Activity: Get the Memo!
    26. 26. 26 Social ResponsibilitySocial Responsibility The ability to demonstrate that you are a cooperative, contributing and constructive member of your social group.
    27. 27. 27 Social ResponsibilitySocial Responsibility Assignment:Assignment: • In your notebook, write down at least three things you could do that would be appreciated by people in need • Now think of one thing you could do this week that would help others
    28. 28. 28 Interpersonal RelationInterpersonal Relation The ability to forge and maintain relationships that are mutually beneficial and marked by give-and- take and a sense of emotional closeness.
    29. 29. 29 TheThe AdaptabilityAdaptability RealmRealm
    30. 30. 30 The Adaptability RealmThe Adaptability Realm involves your ability to be flexible and realistic, and to solve a range of problems as they arise. Its three scales are : • Reality Testing • Flexibility • Problem Solving
    31. 31. 31 Reality TestingReality Testing The ability to assess the correspondence between what's experienced and what objectively exists. It is the capacity to see things objectively, the way they are, rather than the way we wish or fear them to be.
    32. 32. 32 FlexibilityFlexibility The ability to adjust your emotions, thoughts and behavior to changing situations and conditions. This component of emotional intelligence applies to your overall ability to adapt to unfamiliar, unpredictable and dynamic circumstances
    33. 33. 33 Problem SolvingProblem Solving The ability to identify and define problems as well as to generate and implement potentially effective solutions.
    34. 34. 34 The StressThe Stress ManagementManagement RealmRealm
    35. 35. 35 The Stress ManagementThe Stress Management RealmRealm concerns your ability to tolerate stress and control impulses. Its two scales are : • Stress Tolerance • Impulse Control
    36. 36. 36 Stress Management Activity:Stress Management Activity: Hot Buttons!Hot Buttons!
    37. 37. 37 Stress ToleranceStress Tolerance The ability to withstand adverse events and stressful situations without falling apart by actively and positively coping with stress.
    38. 38. 38 Stress ToleranceStress Tolerance Stress tolerance includes having a repertoire of suitable responses to stressful situations. It is associated with the capacity to be relaxed and composed and to calmly face difficulties without getting carried away by strong emotions.
    39. 39. 39 Impulse ControlImpulse Control The ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act. Impulse control entails a capacity for accepting your aggressive impulses, being composed, and controlling aggression, hostility and irresponsible behavior.
    40. 40. 40 Impulse ControlImpulse Control Assignment:Assignment: • Over the next week, pay close attention to anger or frustration as it begins to build, monitoring and understanding your feelings and self-talk. • Debate and dispute it at the time, if you can. In any case, later in the day, summarize these incidents in your notebook, and see whether your efforts allowed you to get a better handle on your emotions.
    41. 41. 41 TheThe GeneralGeneral MoodMood RealmRealm
    42. 42. 42 The General Mood RealmThe General Mood Realm concerns your outlook on life, your ability to enjoy yourself and others and your overall feelings of contentment or dissatisfaction. It has two dimensions. • Happiness • Optimism
    43. 43. 43 HappinessHappiness The ability to feel satisfied with your life, to enjoy yourself and others and to have fun. Happiness combines self-satisfaction, general contentment and the ability to enjoy life.
    44. 44. 44 HappinessHappiness Happiness is associated with a general feeling of cheerfulness and enthusiasm. It is a by-product and/or barometric indicator of your overall degree of emotional intelligence and emotional functioning.
    45. 45. 45 OptimismOptimism The ability to look at the brighter side of life and to maintain a positive attitude even in the face of adversity. Optimism assumes a measure of hope in one's approach to life
    46. 46. 46 Can EQ be increased? • Yes, EQ can be increased with practice • Your brain is hard-wired to give emotions the upper hand • The limbic system (the emotional brain) reacts to events first before we have the opportunity to engage the rational brain • EQ requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain
    47. 47. 47 Skills to Develop EQ Activity: Treasure Hunt
    48. 48. 48 5 Skills to Develop EQ • EQ Skill 1: Rapidly reduce stress • EQ Skill 2: Emotional Awareness • EQ Skill 3: Nonverbal Communication • EQ Skill 4: Use humor and play to deal with challenges • EQ Skill 5: Resolve Conflict positively
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