EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS APPLICATION An individual’s ability to control and express their emotions is just as important as his/her ability to respond, understand, and interpret the emotions of others. The ability to do both of these things is emotional intelligence, which, it has been argued, is just as important if not more important than IQ (Cassady & Eissa, 2011). Emotional intelligence refers to one’s ability to perceive emotions, control them, and evaluate them. While some psychologists argue that it is innate, others claim that it is possible to learn and strengthen it. Academically, it has been referred to as social intelligence sub-set.
This paper explores my own theory that having a partner makes one view themselves through positive illusions and ultimately has higher self-confidence. Such a hypothesis was detected through the idea that people view both their partners and themselves as more attractive than others see them. This can be both self limiting and an advantage for relationship and self worth. It has been found that people like others who they can find themselves in, which would make it important, if such is the case, that people positively view themselves. Time plays an effect on the outcome of positive illusions to show that long term effects may differ from short term effects.
Overall, although some scholars argue that the deterioration of cognitive function is due to screen technology exposure, the positive correlation between screen technology exposure and the progression of cognizance must be acknowledged. Screen technology improves the overall intellectual capacity of individuals through multitasking, logic, coordination, and many others. With the appropriate and sufficient utilisation of screen technology for cognitive development, the advantages will eclipse any disadvantages that could arise. Additionally, more longitudinal research on how screen technology through the influence of neuroplasticity must be conducted. For example, the use of screen technology could be harnessed for the recovery of cognitive function in those with disabilities, diseases or
Self-esteem is another important concept when talking about the self. Self-esteem is one’s evaluation of their self-worth. One can either have high self-esteem or low self-esteem. It is better to have a high self-esteem than a low one because it affects how we think and communicate. If one has high self-esteem, it ”can be the starting point for positive behaviors and interactions” (Page 64).
This lead to show how there is a fine line when excessively valuing positivity. The individuals that tend to prioritize positivity highly are at an advantage by having more experiences of positive emotions. These results also led to questions for further research. Questions on how cultural or biological factors would support this and if certain life experiences would make a difference. There were also ideas such as could prioritizing positivity lead to interventions that help individual’s well-being or a way to
Questions such ‘why?’ ‘Why not?’ and ‘what if?’ improve or build on the existing processes because they challenge precedent assumptions. According to Roger Martin for instance, author of ‘The Opposable Mind’, innovators are capable of understanding or agreeing with two opposing ideas without panicking and settling for one idea instead of the other, they manage to produce fusions. Thus, they learn by disagreeing and asking for justification just like Pierre Omiydar claims he grew up doing (Dyer, 2009). However this requires confidence and illustrates how the personality of an individual directly affects the creative process.
They saw in their research that “positive and negative age stereotypes tended to have a beneficial or adverse effect” (230) which coincide with the other researchers that concluded the same idea. They also saw that doing their research that people tend to base their lives and ethics on stereotypes giving to them. They stated that “self-stereotypes generate expectation that in turn, are move likely to be self-filling prophecies” (233) which proves their theory right. They notice just as the other authors/researchers that positive stereotypes is beneficial to society than
In their articles Krakovsky (2007), and Kimball and Smith (2013) revealed that if people believe in what they are doing and are convinced that they are able to achieve it, the result would be more impressive than for those who don’t. A person’s perception of personal capability is directly linked with the success of their learning. That means that if you believe in yourself you will provide more effective work and learn faster. The mechanism of the brain has been shown to be a flexible system that can be improved by different approaches of learning. The authors Krakovsky (2007), Kimball and Smith (2013), and Zull (2004) described the human’s brain as an extensible area.
Emotional intelligence is the ability of a person to connect with others, build positive relationships, respond to the emotions of others, utilize self-control, and influence others. Altruism tends to occur when people take the time to notice and interpret the emotions of others. Higher emotional intelligence is associated with the knowledge and willingness to engage in altruistic acts. The level of EI influences the presence and degree of altruism. It is the purpose of this study to compare the emotional intelligence levels of two separate age groups in order to determine if there are any significant variations.
Developed by Mayer and Salovey, the ability theory views emotional intelligence as a skill; recognizing it as the capacity to recognize, reason, and problem solve with emotions and to allow the emotions to enhance thinking (Mayer and Salovey, 1990). The model also proposes that individuals vary in their abilities of processing emotional information and that emotions are connected to cognitions. Based on this theory, individuals are able to further develop and refine these skills using the four branches of ability, promoting both emotional and intellectual growth (Akerjordet and Severinsson, 2007). By understanding ability theory, individuals are able to improve their emotional processing and recognition needed for high emotional intelligence