1. Emotional intelligence (EI) is a valuable skill that recognizes and manages our emotions and those of others. And emotional quotient (EQ) is used to quantify EI, which plays a vital role in an individual's personal and professional growth.
2. Empathy is a fundamental component of emotional intelligence because it allows people to comprehend & share the experiences of others[1 & 5]
3. By empathy, one can:
a. Be an active listener to others' problems.
b. Express & understand a person with compassion.
c. Engage in active communication.
Remaining Emotionally Intelligent @ workplace?[1 & 4]
1. EI enhance - mindfulness, self-regulation, motivation & empathy.
2. Improves communication, teamwork, and decision-making.
3. It aids relationship-building and makes people feel heard.
Can I increase my Emotional Intelligence?[3,5]
Yes! Emotional intelligence can be developed and enhanced with practice and effort.
Practice empathy by actively listening and trying to understand others' perspectives.
1. Be aware of your own emotions and learn to manage them effectively.
2. Develop active listening skills by giving attention to others and asking thoughtful questions.
3. Cultivate self-awareness by reflecting on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
4. Build stronger relationships by investing time and effort in connecting with others and resolving conflicts constructively.
5. Learn to regulate your emotions by practicing stress-reducing techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, or deep breathing exercises.
6. Seek feedback from others on how you can improve your emotional intelligence.
7. Read books or take courses on emotional intelligence to understand better the concept and how to apply it.
In a world where emotional intelligence is becoming increasingly crucial, practising empathy, mindfulness & strengthening connections help individuals improve their EI and achieve tremendous success in their personal and professional life.[4,5]
3. Bradberry, T., & Greaves, J. (2009). Emotional Intelligence 2.0. TalentSmart.
4. Goleman, D. (1996). Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ. Bantam.