Interpersonal Effectiveness

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Amongst the stronger areas for me out of the four components of interpersonal effectiveness are emotional intelligence, ethnics, and competence. Mindfulness is a weak area for me. I’m not completely mindless, but it wouldn’t hurt working on being more mindful in some situations. I have been told my whole life what a wonderful listener I am. How I’m such a people’s person and how I was born to be a Psychiatrist. In a nutshell, I am pretty comfortable with being aware of my emotions and keeping them in check as well as being fully aware of other’s emotions as well. In addition, I not only keep my eyes on the prize, I don’t lose focus on my relationships with the desired people in my life. While needing improvement in the mindfulness department, there are still factors of this component that I excel in. It comes naturally for me to be curious, open, and accepting (Lunger and Moildoveanu, 2000). I’m very aware of my surroundings and depending on the current situation and environment, I behave appropriately. Where the problem lies with being mindful is being able to stay focus enough to react accordingly. Because of my “full plate” it is easier for my mind to drift off. Multi-tasking is the hardest for me because while I’m multi-tasking the whole while I’m thinking about the next multi-task challenge that has to be done. It seems like there is never enough time to get everything done.

One time at work I was faced with a problem. For all who don’t know, I used to work at a mental institution for three years. At this particular time I was working with the criminally insane males. We had a 17 year old who lived in Atlanta, Ga., but originally from Africa to come to us. He stabbed his 6 year old nephew without any reason in particular. Up until this particular incident, he hasn’t been a problem at all. He just paced the halls day and night. Because of my love for psych and me having good people skills the two of us seemed to click. One day he got into an argument with...
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