Personal Statement : My Emotional Intelligence

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MY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Write down your confirmed preference profile first. Explain what it means in a business or academic milieu

My conformed profile is ENFJ. This means that I am Extraverted, Intuitive, feeling and judging kind of person. After taking the Jungian test, I learned that my MBTI preference profile indicates that I do have a slight preference of extraversion over Introversion (9%), Slight preference of intuition over sensing (19%), slight preference of feeling over thinking (22%), and slight preference of judging over perceiving (22%). It means that I am among the benevolent “pedagogues” of humanity. I have tremendous charisma and power to manipulate others with my phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. I do believe in my dreams, and I see myself as a helper and enabler, qualities that I find to be so true about myself.

As an ENFJ, I am global learner, and that is one of the reasons why I had to choose to study at UoPeople rather than at a local university in Kenya. I see the big picture, and my focus is expansive. Like my peers, I do have entrepreneurial abilities and my conclusions about people are drawn much more quickly. I know and appreciate other people without any compromise. In most cases, I even neglect myself and my own needs for the needs of others. I do have thinner psychological boundaries than most people, and I am always at risk for being hurt or even abused by less sensitive people. It is indeed true that sometimes I do take on more of the burdens of other than I can bear.

As an ENFJ, I always find myself in occupations that require good interpersonal skills, in order to establish productive collaboration and maintain effective work process. I consider myself...

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...d MBTI, one of the strategies that I will employ while dealing with difficult situations and individuals who have different preferences is not relying on my emotions or feelings while making decisions. If I am caught up in a situation where my emotions are high, I would prefer to cool down first before making any decision about the situation. When handling difficult situations, I prefer remaining rational all the way and dealing with the issue focused on finding a lasting solution to it. When I deal with difficult people, I prefer being empathetic when judging their actions and the implication of their actions. When I discover that the person I am dealing with has a low level of understanding, I prefer involving a third party, explaining things in simple terms that they can understand or even remaining silent for sometime before engaging in a conversation with them.

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