Emotional Quotient of Natural Children in Coping with the Norms Society

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THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Emotion is one of the most important “if not the most important” element that greatly affect’s an individual’s personality. To understand one’s feelings and emotions is a must or necessity as one proceeds in ones daily life.

Having a proper environment in the family dynamics plays a big part in a child’s behavioral development. So as they can establish an assured emotional function as they go about with there day to day activities in the society.

It is no longer shocking to know and hear the enlarging population of children that were born out of wedl1ock. This is a fact!!! Not a statistic - These so called “love children” “bastards” have been judge by world for the so called sins of their parents not conforming to the standard social norms… This people suffer a deeper scar than most just by living with this stigma, which can affect a normal person greatly, far worse for this individual…with either low self-esteem, pretentious over confidence, or being belligerent. As experience will tell us, we know and have seen the introvertive reaction or the destructive extrovertive tendencies of people who suffer form this kind of emotional stress. .

The researchers want to determine if the variable of emotional quotient such as belligerent, vicious, timid and depressed has a significant relationship to the norms of the society. Hence the study conducted.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Emotional Quotient (EQ) relates to the ability or skill to understand, evaluate and manage the emotions of one’s self and others. I.Q. is said to be set in stone, no matter when you take an I.Q. test you will receive, basically the same score. E.Q. however, is not set in stone. You can take E.Q. tests at different points in your life and find out that it has increased or decreased significantly. The basic reason is that the strength or weakness of emotions is affected by the age factor and environment (Komal Riaz).

The emotional Quotient (EQ) was presented as the equalizer and as “powerful” and at times more powerful, than IQ with the additional benefit in that “crucial emotional competencies can be learned” (Goleman).

Since 1990, Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer have been the leading researchers on emotional intelligence. In their influential article "Emotional Intelligence," they defined emotional intelligence as, "the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions" (1990).

The Four Branches of Emotional Intelligence

Salovey and Mayer proposed a model that identified four different factors of emotional intelligence: the perception of emotion, the ability reason using emotions, the ability to understand emotion and the ability to manage emotions.

1.Perceiving Emotions: The first step in understanding emotions is to accurately perceive them. In many cases, this might involve understanding nonverbal signals such as body language and facial expressions.

2.Reasoning With Emotions: The next step involves using emotions to promote thinking and cognitive activity. Emotions help prioritize what we pay attention and react to; we respond emotionally to things that garner our attention.

3.Understanding Emotions: The emotions that we perceive can carry a wide variety of meanings. If someone is expressing angry emotions, the observer must interpret the cause of their anger and what it might mean. For example, if your boss is acting angry, it might mean that he is dissatisfied with your work; or it could be because he got a speeding ticket on his way to work that morning or that he's been fighting with his wife.

4.Managing Emotions: The ability to manage emotions effectively is...
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