Grand Canyon University: Mgt 605
October 30, 20013
I after taking emotional intelligence quiz, I have learned a lot about my emotional intelligence descriptors such as, self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Given the results in those areas, I have a lot of work to do in term of emotional intelligence. I have scored 7/10 in self-awareness, social awareness, relationship management, and 5/10 in self-management. For me to know where I stand in these areas of emotional intelligence is very important, not only I can see my limitations clearly, but it will help me in finding the most appropriate ways to address my weaknesses. Having a high emotional intelligence would enhance my communication skills and be able to manage ...view middle of the document...
Knowing myself will help me to identify my own behaviors and how these behaviors affect others. “Much of what people do in every life, therefore, is to assert, defend, reinforce, or modify their identity claims in response to the reactions of others”, (as cited in De Raad, B., & Kokkonen, M. 2000, p. 488). Changing our mindset could be difficult if you see things in terms of absolutes, but it can be learned to consider both sides of the argument before conclusion can be drawn. “Management of traits and emotions generally refers to a theatrical conception of social situations in which the person tries to achieve certain goals by a strategic use of emotional expression or of one’s dispositional resources”, (as cited in De Raad, B., & Kokkonen, M, 2000, p. 479). One way to improve my emotional intelligence is to be opened to other people’s ideas before my final decision is made. Because sometimes, I make decisions when I’m not in good mood and this could have a negative impact on the final decision. So the best way to improving my emotional intelligence is to spot what triggers stress and identify them for what they are; therefore, it would make it easier to bring myself back to staying calm and relax. Another way is to restraint myself from actions that are poorly conceived or inappropriate to the issues at hand.
Last but not least, for me to be more effective in what I do, I need to know how to control my emotions and behaviors in a positive manner. And this can be achieved through improving my self-awareness, self-management, self-relationship, and social awareness.
De Raad, B., & Kokkonen, M. (2000). Traits and emotions: a review of their structure and management. European Journal of Personality, 14(5), 477-496.
Law, K. S., Wong, C., & Song, L. J. 2004). The Construct and Criterion Validity of Emotional Intelligence and Its Potential Utility for Management Studies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89(3), 483-496. doi:10.1037/0021-9010.89.3.483