Intelligence And Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence refers to a combination of skills including empathy, self-control, self-awareness, sensitivity and self motivation. As we grow older, we keep learning more and more about ourselves. According to Wong (2003), self-awareness means recognition of our personality, strengths and weaknesses, like and dislikes. Developing self-awareness can help us to recognize when we are stressed or under pressure. It also promotes effective communication and interpersonal relations and developing empathy for others. Widening ones self awareness involves discovering new truths about an individual. As a person’s circle of self awareness expands, not only is he or she consciously aware of a greater portion of him or herself, but also the borders…show more content…
While examining the intelligence test results, I was able to learn that there needs to be a proper balance between knowing yourself and knowing others. Using the 4 quadrants of the Johari window which was developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham of Human interaction (Palo Alto, CA: National Press Books, 1969), I have found my strengths and weaknesses. These can be associated to a variety of interpersonal communications in order to assist us understand what area of ourselves are open, blind, hidden and unknown. I have a high interpersonal manner of intelligence between my family and friends, it looks like I’m showing to others who I am. People know a little bit of me and I also know a bit of…show more content…
I can do things what boys or a man can do. Often people misjudged me because of my personality. They say I can only do beauty skills but what they don’t know that I can do carpentry, plumbing and can even repair and weld things.

The third quadrant is my hidden area, these are the spots that I know but trying to keep it to myself and never shared to others. Some people have a very large hidden self and this is because of fear of vulnerability. There are various decisions that go into the process of self disclosure and we have to decide if we will proceed with the confession considering the situation and possible risk. There are some things that I never shared everywhere even in social media or at work. I experienced past traumas and only the closest family involved only knew about it. Fourth quadrant is called the unknown self, these spots are things that aren’t known to me and aren’t known to other people. This part could be really deep intimidated feelings, fears and abilities that we haven’t discovered yet and to other people. To develop more self aware, we must gain feedback from others to discover more about our blind spots. Furthermore, we have to leave of our comfort zones and explore new things and analyze it more to see if we can understand something different about
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