Emotional Intelligence is the ability to perceive and express emotion, assimilate emotion in thought, understand, and reason with emotion, and regulate in self and others. It provides the bedrock for the development of a large number of competences that helps people perform more effectively. There are four domains of Emotional Intelligence and they are Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management; within these domains they have 18 competences (Cherniss & Goleman, 2001). This paper will provide an self-assessment review of emotional intelligence theory based on my experiences, present understanding, and future goals; using the four domains of emotional intelligence and all 18 competencies to research, analyze, synthesize, and report my current strengths and weaknesses.
Emotional Intelligence: Self-Assessment Review Emotional Intelligence is important for organizations as well as individuals, but the main perception of emotional intelligence is that it is a learned skill. In an article written by She Liu, he asked “Can Emotional Intelligence be learned and retained?” The answer to this question is yes emotional intelligence can be learned or retained (Get in Touch With Emotions, 2010). According to an international journal, The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Employee Work Engagement Behavior, it states that
“Emotional Intelligence plays an important role in helping the managers and employees to cope with this dynamic change in the business environment. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while other claim it is an inborn characteristic. Employees need to enhance their emotional intelligence skills, apart from technical skills, which in turn will enhance their productivity on the job” (Ravichandran, Arasu, & Kumar, 2011, p. 157). Emotional Intelligence is the ability to perceive and express emotion, assimilate emotion in