I am asked a lot about what exactly Emotional Intelligence means for people. Sometimes I hear statements like “Oh, we don’t get very emotional at work, so I don’t need Emotional Intelligence!”…
Here are clear benefits of Emotional Intelligence for your success, health, wellness, and strong relationships regardless of what profession you’re in.
Increase in the area of Self-Perseption leads to a higher satisfaction with one’s self, finding more meaning in life, decreased violence and willingness to make a positive difference.
Increase in the area of Self-Expression leads to a higher independence, confidence that one can make good things happen for own self and others. It decreases the threat of drugs and other potential bad influences of today’s society and increases one’s ability to express self, own talents, creative ideas and defend own opinions.
Increase in the Interpersonal Component leads to a stronger ability to build and maintain mutually-satisfying, beneficial relationships with others. It improves one’s empathy – ability to feel for others which leads to a higher level of understanding of people, less violence, and enhances social and team-building skills.
Increase in the area of Decision-Making leads to a higher ability to solve problems in which emotions are involved. Helps effectively deal with bulling, failure, and increases one’s ability to make and KEEP promises and commitments, including those to own self. Essential for goal-achieving and resisting negative influence of surrounding.
Increase in the area of Stress Management leads to higher resiliency – ability to cope with stress and life’s demands in an effective way. It improves one’s ability to develop good habits for health, wellness and success. It also teaches how to stay open-minded, flexible, and acceptive of diversity of people and opinions. Helps one respect values and beliefs of others and reduces violence in the community.
Your effectiveness in all these areas affects your emotional and social functioning as well as your productivity at work and your satisfaction with your relationships.