Emotional Intelligence

  • Overview of Emotional Intelligence
  • What is Emotional Intelligence, EI

– Ability of identifying, controlling as well as assessing the emotions of an individual person, other people as well as groups of people. EI has significant effects on behavior management, personal choices as well as navigation of social complexities.

  • How is EI measured?

– Measuring EI is based on testing the ability of a person. This is executed by subjecting the people to some questions and the correctness of the answers given is the best indicator of EI

  • Which branches does it include

– Four branches are associated with EI. They include , emotions perception, reasoning aptitude by means of emotions, the aptitude of understanding emotions and emotions management.

  • What are the benefits of high EI

– The emotional Intelligence of an individual hosts the most critical skills and thus influences all aspects of behaviors of an individual. EI is the most significant performance predictor in the place of employment and the sturdy driver in skills of leadership as well as personal experience.

  • Is it possible to develop Emotional Intelligence?
  • Emotional Intelligence has a physical source which is manifested as communication between the emotional and the rational brains of an individual. The origin of EI pathway is the brain. Emotions are generated in the limbic system. Effective communication is vital for development of EI.
  • Controversies surrounding Emotional Intelligence
  • It is argued that those people with an extremely high emotional intelligence are associated with unqualified life benefits. They are usually over-enthusiastic in the first instances although this claim has never been reasonably substantiated with the necessary scientific standards.

·      Emotional Intelligence Measure

  •  Measurement of emotional intelligence is achieved through an evaluation of personal ability. The analysis is subjected

  • reliability and validity of the test
  • Key points regarding research on reliability and validity:

– The use of Reuven Bar-On facilitates in the measurements of competencies that include the level of stress tolerance, happiness, problems solution and the level of awareness. The use of Reuven Bar-On reveals that, emotional intelligence involves a collection of competencies, non-cognitive capabilities as well as skills that have significant influence on the ability of an individual to achieve success in coping with pressures and demands in the surrounding.

– The use of Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale, MEIS is also another significant predictor of reliability and validity. The test takers are subjected to tests that are tailored to evaluate their aptitude in regard to identifying, perceiving, understanding as well as utilizing emotions.

– Another indicator of reliability and validity involves the use of Seligman Attribution Style Questionnaire, SASQ, which is applicable in the evaluation of pessimism along with optimism.

– Emotional Competence Inventory, ECI, also plays a key role reliability and validity of the tests ECI involves provision of ratings to an individual by persons who are well known to him or her regarding observable abilities that are attributed to diverse emotional competencies.

    • On the overall, Reuven Bar-On was suggested as the most reliable measure in as far as emotional intelligence was concerned. Consequently, there was need for recommendations of strategies to further validate Reuven Bar-On coupled with the constructs associated with emotional intelligence.