WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?
Emotional intelligence is the capacity of someone to discover who they are. Allowing them to not only control and understand their emotions but to manage other people’s emotions as well.
HOW DO WE DEVELOP EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?
- Self Awareness
Knowing oneself is one of the main aspects of emotional intelligence. It allows an individual to stand up for themselves inhibiting people from using them however they like or manipulating them into doing things they themselves never thought of doing.
” Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”.
Vision plays an important role in developing emotional intelligence. It allows us to imagine and strategize the future with creative power and wisdom. With vision, any person can figure out where they are heading. For instance, being a student at a young age, one has to think about what they want to achieve in their life. This is why we then set up goals to have visions for ourselves and in the end, we actually achieve most of those goals. When setting goals, you set them with a vision to reach them. In short, one should have ambition. Sometimes people with visions experience hardships, however; they learn to accept challenges and fight for something bigger.
- Decision Making
Decision making is another prominent issue that affects many people nowadays. Societies believe that most women fail to make decisions on their own. Perhaps this would have not been the case if half of our society didn’t believe that men should decide for women. They should at least open up space for us and allow us to make our own decisions.
Additionally, both women and men struggle equally in this area as they are influenced by people and the society that sway them into different directions, away from their purposes and values. For example, some people are studying accounting when they are supposed to be teachers; but because of people’s voices telling them “What is best for them” or “Where the money’s at“. They forget their passions leading them into making mindless decisions.
Decision making should be something done in isolation, away from people and society. Last but not least people should learn to live a life free from definitions, constraints and stereotypes of beauty and success.
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By. Claudia Diana Indileni Nandumbu