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5 Key Components of Emotional Intelligence

verywellmind.com

Self-awareness

To become self-aware, you must be capable of monitoring your own emotions, recognizing different emotional reactions, and then correctly identifying each particular emotion. Self-aware individuals also recognize the relationships between the things they feel and how they behave.

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Self regulation

In addition to being aware of your own emotions and the impact you have on others, emotional intelligence requires you to be able to regulate and manage your emotions.

How to improve self-regulation:

  • Be mindful of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Build distres...

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Social skils

True emotional understanding involves more than just understanding your own emotions and those of others. You also need to be able to put this information to work in your daily interactions and communications.

How to improve social skills:

  • Ask open-ended question...

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Empathy

Empathy, or the ability to understand how others are feeling, is absolutely critical to emotional intelligence. But it involves more than just being able to recognize the emotional states of others.

How to build empathy:

  • Be willing to share your own feelings.

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Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is another important emotional intelligence skill. People who are emotionally intelligent are motivated by things beyond external rewards like fame, money, recognition, and acclaim.

How to improve motivation:

  • Avoid overusing extrinsic rewards...

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