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All of our psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists and pedagogues are specialized in emotional intelligence. Developing our EQ increases our personal competence, our self-knowledge, our emotional self-regulation, our self-motivation, our social competence and improves our social skills.
"Emotional intelligence is a way of interacting with the world that takes feelings into account, and encompasses skills such as impulse control, self-awareness, motivation, enthusiasm, perseverance, empathy and mental agility. They configure character traits such as self-discipline, compassion or altruism, which are essential for a good and creative social adaptation"
Daniel Goleman is a famous American psychologist mainly due to his book "Emotional Intelligence". According to Goleman, there are five categories of emotional intelligence:
The ability to recognize an emotion as it "happens" is the key to your EQ. Being aware of our own emotions, their effects on us and the way we express them, will also strengthen our self-confidence, maintaining our self-esteem and the perception of our abilities and strengths.
The control or management of unpleasant emotions such as anger, anxiety or depression will make it possible to reduce the intensity and / or duration of these. We will also generate self-control over disruptive impulses, behaviors of abuse or substance dependence. We will increase our adaptability to different environments and we will be more open to new ideas.
Motivating yourself for any achievement requires clear objectives and a positive attitude. If we have the ability to capture negative thoughts as they occur, we can restructure them in more positive terms, which will help us achieve our goals. Motivation is made of the impulse of achievement, commitment, initiative and optimism.
The ability to recognize how people feel is important for success in our personal and professional relationships. The more skillful we are at discerning the feelings behind the signals of others, the better we can interact with them according to the signals they send. An empathic person stands out in different facets:
5. Social skills
The development of good interpersonal skills equals success in our life and in our career. In our new globalized world, everyone has immediate access to technical knowledge. Therefore, the "people skills" are even more important now, because having a high EQ allows us to better understand, empathize and negotiate with others in a global economy. And if this is necessary in our work relationships, imagine the benefits in our personal and family's relationships.
Some of the professional skills that we will acquire are: