Emotional Intellegence

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Through the teachings of Daniel Goleman we are able to identify that there are many things that identify us a individuals. Weather it be an IQ of a genius or the EQ of the ingenuous. We have all be shaped and molded into a own diverse part of society. The development of our character begins taking place since we are young children and are able to make simple associations with feelings,people,places,and things. All of these interactions transcend into adulthood and subconsciously play a role in how we handle and articulate our emotions thru daily behaviors. In my persuite to create my individual development plan I will reflect on the concepts of emotional intelligence by providing a analysis of my emotional competencies. Primaraly I will analvze specific competiecies that will envoke balance and success in my life intellectually and emotionally.

The five emotional competencies which will allow me to navigate and shape my personal development plan. These competencies will allow me to establish a clear picture of what skills need to be focused on and how some may be on target.

• To identify and name one's emotional states and to understand the link between emotions, thought and action

• To manage one's emotional states - to control emotions or to shift undesirable emotional states to more adequate ones

• To enter into emotional states associated with a drive to achieve and be successful

• To read, be sensitive to and influence other people's emotions

• To enter and sustain satisfactory interpersonal relationships


The core of Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies;

• emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognize their impact on work performance and relationships;

• accurate self-assessment, where you are able to give a realistic evaluation of your strengths and limitations;

• Self-confidence, where you have a positive and...