Essay On Emotional Intelligence

analytical Essay
912 words
912 words

In class we read definitive articles from Harvard Business Review on emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to to control, express, and be aware of one’s emotions, allowing one to handle relationships judiciously and empathetically. I enjoyed participating in the literature circles on the grounds that we were able to hear other opinions and other people’s take on the reading. It allowed us to have an open mind and allowed us to get a better, or new, understanding of the material. For the most part, I did enjoy the different articles. I liked how I was able to connect the readings to my own personal life and experiences. It taught me how I could become a better student, and even a better decent human being while out in the real world.
The first article we read was all about resilience. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they enjoyed participating in literature circles because they were able to hear other opinions and other people's take on the material.
  • Explains that resilience is the ability to bounce back after difficulties have occurred. claus was able to be the best news reporter he could be.
  • Explains that they liked getting feedback because it allowed them to improve on their work. too much negative feedback can negatively affect a person's self-esteem. constructive feedback is more information specific based on observations without using judgement.
  • Analyzes how the chapter, "why it’s so hard to be fair," talks about life not being fair. being fair is recognizing the values of those you’re delivering fairness to, rather than your own values and standards.
  • Explains that emotional intelligence has many different components including resilience, being fair, and giving/receiving feedback, plus many more. with emotions, we are able to handle relationships with great care and judgement.

In this chapter, I learned new ways to give and to accept feedback. Personally, I like getting feedback. I like it because it allows me to improve on my work. For example, whenever I write essays I like to have another person look at it so they can catch any small, or even big, mistakes that I may have done. This chapter also taught me that too much negative feedback can really take a toll on a person negatively. When you give somebody too much negative feedback, that person can start to think that they’re doing everything completely wrong and can really be detrimental to their self-esteem. To give good feedback, you should give the person more positive feedback than negative. You should use constructive rather than destructive feedback. Constructive feedback is more information specific and issue specific based on observations without using judgement. Destructive feedback is full of judgement and isn’t helping the person learn. When you get the feedback, it is best to reframe it and then reconstruct it to your advantage. Getting feedback is always a good tool to get but not when it only contains

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