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.