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Emotional Intelligence

We usually hear the phrase “Emotional Intelligence” gets thrown around a lot, but what is it really ? ?

 

Well, lets break it down for you:

 

? Emotional intelligence is composed of 3 components:

 

  1. Emotional component
  2. Energy component
  3. Decision making component

 

?The Emotional component is made of:

 

✅Literacy of the emotional vocabulary (do we know the right words to describe our emotions. There are over 250 words in the emotional vocabulary)

✅Ability to steer and pilot emotions (to be informed by one’s emotions instead of being controlled by them)

✅Ability to access one’s own emotional and cognitive empathy.

 

(Cognitive Empathy: “Don’t just sit there, do something”

Emotional Empathy: “Just sit there, don’t do something”)

 

?The Energy component is made of:

 

✅Ability to move towards intrinsic motivation

(There are 2 types of motivation:

  • Towards
  • Away From)

 

✅Ability to access optimism.

✅Capacity to create and translate a vision of one’s life purpose in to tangible short term & long term goals.

 

?The Decision component is made of:

 

✅Ability to recognize patterns in emotions.

✅Ability to exercise rational thinking.

✅Ability to flow from empathy while applying reasoning.