Respond instead of reacting

Respond instead of reacting

The emotionally intelligent person knows how to stay calm during stressful situations. 

They don't make impulsive decisions and understand that in times of conflict the goal is a resolution.

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Practice self-awareness

Emotionally intelligent people are aware of their own emotions and how they can affect those around them. 

They also pick up on others' emotions and body language and use that information to enhance their communication skills.

Use assertive communication

Assertive communication allows us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions without judging or blaming other people.

Emotionally intelligent people know how to communicate their opinions and needs in a direct way while still respecting others.

Utilize active listening skills

Emotionally intelligent people make sure they understand what is being said before responding. 

They also pay attention to the nonverbal details of a conversation. This prevents misunderstandings, allows the listener to respond properly and shows respect for the person they are speaking to.

Take critique well

Emotionally intelligent people don't get offended or defensive when facing criticism.

They take a few moments to understand where the critique is coming from, how it is affecting others or their own performance and how they can constructively resolve any issues.

Be motivated

Emotionally intelligent people are self-motivated and their attitude motivates others. 

They set goals and are resilient in the face of challenges.

Be approachable and sociable

Emotionally intelligent people come off as approachable, because they give off a positive presence. 

They smile, have great interpersonal skills and know how to communicate clearly, whether the communication is verbal or nonverbal.

Utilize leadership skills

Emotionally intelligent people have high standards for themselves and set an example for others to follow. 

They take initiative and have great decision making and problem-solving skills. 

Maintain a positive attitude

Emotionally intelligent people have an awareness of the moods of those around them and guard their attitude accordingly. 

They know what they need to do in order to have a good day and an optimistic outlook.

Empathize with others

Emotionally intelligent people understand that empathy is a trait that shows emotional strength, not weakness. 

Empathy helps them to relate to others on a basic human level and opens the door for mutual understanding between people.

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Emotional Intelligence(EQ) is an intangible trait based on feelings and emotions that employers look for in prospective candidates.

It is the ability to tune in with the way others feel and is one of the most sought-after skills on Linkedin jobs.

It is good to know what kind of behavioural questions and case studies can be asked by employers to check our EQ.

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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.

How to improve self-awareness:

  • Ask for constructive feedback
  • Keep a journal
  • Learn new skills
  • Meditate
  • Pay attention to your thoughts and emotions
  • Pursue your passions
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Reflect on your experiences
  • Set goals
  • Use positive self-talk
  • Work on building a growth mindset


5 Key Components of Emotional Intelligence

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Is there a time you tried to do something and failed? Is there a time you received negative feedback from your boss. How did that make you feel? Is there a conflict at work that made you feel frustrated?
  • Emotionally intelligent people are good at understanding and managing their emotions. They are also empathetic and good at handling others' emotions 
Tell me about a hobby you like to do outside of work. Can you teach me about it?
  • Act as you don't understand what he's saying, and observe his reaction. Emotionally intelligent people remain patient and calm when faced with a communication challenge.
Can you tell me about a time you needed to ask for help on a project?
  • Emotionally intelligent people know and admit when they need help.

How to Assess Emotional Intelligence During the Interview Process

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