Emotional intelligence is a key factor in getting over yourself. According to Psychology Today, it is defined as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: emotional awareness; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes regulating your own emotions and cheering up or calming down other people.”

According to Daniel Goleman, in his New York Times Article, “How to be Emotionally Intelligent,” it involves self-awareness (awareness and self management), and an awareness of others (social awareness and relationship management). With both self-awareness and social awareness, there are competencies which we can continue to develop to enhance our awareness.

To begin, find out how emotionally intelligent you are, and read more about the competencies from Daniel Goleman, one of the leaders in the field.

 

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