Know the Basic Pillars of Emotional Intelligence


Emotional Intelligence (EI) is beyond what you might think. It is a collection of heartfelt and social skills that help to understand and express well before others. It is more about enhancing and developing social relationships. EI prepares you to deal with challenges and emotional information. It is a predictor of whether you will get success or not in life.

It also integrates leadership skills in an individual. To get well versed with emotional intelligence, you should be aware of the principles of Emotional Intelligence. These components help you understand your feelings and also the feelings of other people. 

With a proper understanding of Emotional Intelligence, you invite better performance and efficient management development skills. These are the following principles of EI:

  • Self-Management

The best way to accomplish your goal is to manage yourself first. Managing yourself includes managing your emotions, which can hinder your progress each day. People who have self-control and self-management skills are the ones who never stop working due to their emotional challenges.

It allows individuals stress management and EQ. Self-management demands working should not depend on moods, viz, worry, anger, fear, etc., should not come in the way of progress. Also, it enhances thinking clarity and the ability to make decisions.

  • Self-Awareness

How are you going to manage your moods and emotions unless you know them? The answer to this question is the second component or principle of Emotional Intelligence, self-awareness. You need to know about your feelings at times to make a judgment.

It means knowing or being conscious of yourself and your feeling. People who are, in a sense, with their emotions outperform the ones who are not. Those who trust themselves bring driving change with decisive nature and self-trust.

  • Relationship Management

To be a team player, you need to meet the needs of this component of Emotional Intelligence, viz. relationship management. It is the ability to build relations with others, respond to others' emotions, and influence others by your behavior. It can be building team effectiveness

 It is a pack of different skills, including identification, analysis, relations management internally and externally, and overall development of the team. In teams, where people are working for a single goal, sometimes, disputes can come in their way. So, dispute resolving should be impactful.

  • Social Awareness

Social awareness is the last principle of Emotional Intelligence but a necessary one. It means you should be aware of how to react to different situations in your social environment. With that done, you need to find ways to interact with people efficiently and impactfully leave long-lasting impressions.

You can build social awareness in different ways, including verbal and nonverbal outputs you give. It is up to you how you talk around with people in your team and outside. It decides how good are your communication and interpersonal skills.

Final Thoughts

Emotional Intelligence is not new in the market, but it is expanding in professionalism. With EQ, professionals at the managerial level try to build their team spirit to fulfill the basic need to get the best results.

If you see in daily life, you will come across your emotions affect your work life and behavior. No doubt, you might come across days when you do not feel like working and neglect the piled up work before you. But once you get control of EI, you can get rid of this negligence.

Hence, building yourself is complementary to emotional intelligence.


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