So what is emotional intelligence? Sue Langley, master trainer in emotional intelligence and positive psychology, offers this definition:
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to intelligently use emotions to realise goals and enhance growth. Learning how to use emotions intelligently empowers us to respond effectively, rather than reactively. By increasing our range of emotional intelligence strategies we can achieve more positive outcomes for ourselves and the people around us.
The good news is that unlike intellectual intelligence which doesn’t change significantly over a lifetime, emotional intelligence can grow and grow. But precisely how much depends on our willingness to make the necessary adjustments and our wherewithal to manage whatever resistance we encounter in the process.
In order to become more adept when it comes to our emotions, we need to learn and practice numerous skills. Here we describe 10 of them. Enjoy!
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