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Aspects of psychology
Emotional Intelligence
February 07, 2013

Emotional Intelligence By: Jasmine N. Gresham (SSCI206-1205D-01) DiMatteo

* Do you think that positive psychology is in more demand now that stress and economic hardship is more prominent in our country? * Are people under more stress now than in the past?
* A description of the field of positive psychology
* Your critique of positive psychology
* What research suggests on the value of this developing field * How you would apply what you have learned about positive psychology to enhance your happiness and positive outlook on life – ways to build a positive perspective and state of mind.

Abstract:

In this post I will explain what positive psychology is, positive psychology’s popular demand to the world today? 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 ones self, and others. Emotional intelligence is a central part of our everyday lives, both professionally and personally, and as such it is important to become aware of exactly how you rate your own emotional intelligence.

After the emotional intelligence test that was provided on www.ihhp.com/testsites.htm, I had the chance to learn more about myself and how I respond to those around me. As I was taking this test I realized that much of my emotional intelligence is not only concerned with my own feelings and actions but how others affect me in my past, present, and future. The questions that asked about my emotional intelligence in regards to my manager made me stop and realize how I allow others to effect me. My emotional intelligence score was a seventy-five. I was very pleased overall. My results detailed that I am a person who is driven by high performance and I am very goal oriented. This is absolutely true. It also explained that I need to take time out in my day to reflect on what is happening and take a time out for personal evaluations. Once again, this was right on the mark. I am driven by my performance and the performance of those around me that I rarely take a moment to stop and reflect on what is happening. I found this test to be quite enlightening and helpful to identify parts of my emotional intelligence that I am in need of strengthening. Emotional intelligence links strongly with concepts of love and spirituality and brings compassion and humanity to work. Emotional intelligence is important for several reasons. The first is that it takes into account the Multiple Intelligence Theory that illustrates and measures the range of capabilities people possess and the fact that everybody has value.

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? It could be worst, not being able to relate to others on a personal level? There is no benefit from this scenario. Other reasons that emotional intelligence is important is that it embraces two aspects of intelligence, being able to understand yourself, such as your responses, behaviors, intentions, goal, and it embraces the ability to understand others feelings. 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.

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