EQ-i 2.0 - the new Emotional Intelligence model 2011
This article is about the new field of interest for leaders, professionals, and researchers - Emotional Intelligence - 'a new science of interpersonal relationships'. You can discover the definition of EQ/EI, learn about 5 scales of the new emotional intelligence model EQ-i 2.0, and gain better understanding on how Emotional Intelligence impacts your performance at work, affects your personal relationships, decision-making process, stress management, and your life overall.
Have you ever wondered why some very smart people are lonely, unhappy, and unsuccessful? Do you remember anyone from your childhood who wasn\'t that smart, but was outgoing, confident, had a positive attitude, and later in life became very successful? We used to think that IQ can predict how well one will do in life. But you know from your own experience that often high IQ is just not enough. What is this 'other intelligence' that is so much more important for succeeding in the 21st century? It is called Emotional Intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ/EI) was first mentioned in the 1920s by Edward Thorndike. He referred to it as 'social intelligence; emotional factors'. However, Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. is being considered as the father of Emotional Intelligence, which some people call 'a new science of interpersonal relationships', since his book 'Emotional intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ' was published in 1995. The interest in EQ has increased over the years, and as for today, there are several definitions of Emotional Intelligence in existence. Let me introduce them to you.
Emotional Intelligence is built of 5 components. Each of them consists 3 subcomponents.
Self-Perception is the first component of EQ and it refers to one\'s 'inner self' determining how aware you are of your emotions and feelings, how you feel about yourself, and how satisfied you are with what you do in life.
Self-Expression is the second component of EQ and it refers to one\'s ability to openly express feelings both verbally and non-verbally.
The Interpersonal Component is the third component of EQ. It is also called people skills.
Decision-Making is the forth component of Emotional Intelligence and represents the ability to deal with problems realistically, search for and find best solutions and control impulses that can prevent you from selecting the right course of action and following it.
Stress-Management is the fifth component of EQ that refers to one\'s ability to confront reality in a flexible way and see the light in the end of the tunnel.
Emotional Intelligence assessment is recommended for measuring one\'s EQ/EI. Measuring EQ uncovers your Emotional Intelligence abilities and skills and allows you to focus on developing those you need most to achieve your success. We deal with our emotions on a regular basis, there is no way we can avoid it. However, emotions can have a good or a bad impact on our behavior which can either help us achieve our goals or otherwise. If you can become aware of your emotions, your behavioral patterns, your mental habits, then you can manage and guide them to take you where you want to be in your life.
Anna Stevens, JD, BBA is a part of the network 'Experts in Emotional Intelligence'. She is the owner of 'EQ for Success' (www.eqforsuccess.com) and a current MBA candidate at GA State University. In addition, she is a happy woman and mommy. Her burning desire is to help as many people as possible to uncover their potential and achieve their goals through Emotional Intelligence.
Anna started expressing the interest in mind power and self-development when she was only 12 years old. Since then, she has learned how to set and achieve high goals and became the one who always makes things happen. Her personal mission statement is 'I believe that each individual is unique and has a great potential for growth. I admire the differences in people and keep my mind free of prejudgments or prejudices. I believe in the power of mind and am committed to inspiring people to be proactive about their life success'.