Human Intelligence Theory: The Concept Of Emotional Intelligence

explanatory Essay
733 words
733 words

The concept of Emotional Intelligence was developed for the first time by two American university professors Peter Salovey and John Mayer, they concluded that people with high emotional quotient are supposed to learn more quickly due to their ability. In their article on Emotional Intelligence, they have defined Emotional Intelligence as “the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one 's own and others ' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one 's thinking and actions”. (Salovey & Mayer, 1990; Mayer & Salovey, 1993) but subsequently Salovey and Mayer came up with more simplified definition of Emotional Intelligence which means it is “The ability to perceive emotion, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the concept of emotional intelligence was developed for the first time by two american university professors, peter salovey and john mayer.
  • Explains that emotional intelligence is developed from birth, but we don't know how to control it until we learn about self-awareness which grows at 15-24 months.
  • Narrates how they used emotional intelligence at their father's funeral, and how it made them more sensitive about anything and everything. controlling emotions requires emotional empathy.
  • Explains that if someone believes a lie, they have no emotion nor hesitation, while others for example, hyperventilate and show weakness. when people see commercials on abandoned animals who need help or children with cancer, it makes them feel unhappy.

Self-awareness is the ability to know the internal state of oneself by understanding instincts and inclinations of others. What others feel affects us, makes us feel just as happy or vulnerable. Understanding those feelings is a psychological process which results in a behavioral response. Emotional Intelligence is defined as “one’s ability to know, feel and judge emotions in cooperation with a person’s thinking process for behaving in a proper way, with ultimate realization of happiness in him or others” it’s just a small part of what makes a person intelligent and more important to their personality. I personally don’t think I’m an emotionally intelligent person, I’ll get angry and sad easily and there is no way of controlling my emotions. Although, I motivate myself to do many things like work over forty hours a week, go to the gym and go out, anything that’ll keep my mind and body satisfied. Studies showed that people with higher emotional intelligence end up happier and reach their goals. I am not emotionally intelligence but I believe in success and with everything that happened in my life and the way it affected me makes me work twice as …show more content…

Although, because I didn’t mourn then, as I got older, I became more vulnerable, it made me more sensitive about anything and everything. Controlling emotions was much easier then, than now. I learned that we tend to know how to keep ourselves in control, and in a healthy state of mind. I learned that it’s better to talk about the death of my father than avoiding the subject. I learned that eating ice cream after a breakup helps the emptiness of the heart and stomach. However, in overall, we cry, laugh and get angry, no matter what because our body needs to feel vulnerable to express how we truly feel, controlling our emotions makes us strong and gives us a higher chance of happiness but the feeling of loneliness too. Controlling emotions takes practice, it involves emotional empathy, which is the ability to concentrate and recognize mood both for themselves and

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