If you’ve been following this blog for any extended period of time, by now you should be developing a deeper sense of self. Now it’s time to consider yourself in relation to others. To do so requires emotional intelligence. So what, exactly, is emotional intelligence? As defined by dictionary.com, emotional intelligence is “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.” Emotional intelligence requires self-awareness, self -management, empathy and social skills. Ready to learn more? Dr. Daniel Goleman wrote the book Emotional Intelligence. I highly recommend that you read it as a first step. However, if you are pressed for time, below is a link to a Youtube video in which Dr. Goleman discusses his theories of emotional intelligence. He also has several other YouTube videos in which he discusses different components of emotional intelligence.


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