Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional Intelligence

"As a relatively new field of study, emtional intelligence is still being defined," (On Course 256)Emotional Intelligence does not really have a definition but many agree with the deinition to be:E. I. is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.Emotional Intelligence consist of 4 elements: 1. Emotional Self- awareness - Know your emotions and behavior patterns. - Consider building time for reflection into your day 2. Emotional self- management- Develop self soothing and self motivation skills. - Think before you respond: never make an important decision while experiencing strong feelings. 3. Social awareness- Keep an open mind. - Be compassionate. 4. Relationship management- Listen carefully. - Offer solutions.

Develop a Self-Love Plan1. Design a self-care plan a. Nurture yourself physically, mentally, and emotionallyStress Manegment 1. Say "Cheese" by doing that you are smiling. Doing this when we are stressed can make us feel relaxed, happy and forget about our stressful situation.2. You can also meditate for 20 minutes a day, which helps lessen your stress by getting into an upright position, closing your eyes, taking long deep breaths and focus on your breathing.



Dealing with too many things at once causes you to be overwhelmed. When you continuosly recieve bad news can make it difficult to stay on track which causes a decreases in grades. Using he four components, self-love, and stress management allows for better emotional intelligence.

Personal Learning Application

The Marshmallow TestFour year old children were given two options; to have a marshmallow imediately (emotionally impulsive)or wait 20 minutes and will get 2 marshmallows.(Emotionally intelligent) Downing, Skip. "Understanding Emotional Intelligence." On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life. 7th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2013. Print.

Facts:Children who waited the 20 mininutes scored an average of 210 more points on the SAT than those who did nto wait.Questions:Do you believe that emotions tend to get the best of people?Can you control you emotions before a situation gets out of control?Cn you remain calm in strssful situations? How?Do you lash out on others when you are mad or go off alone?Do you know how to manage you emotions?



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