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What is Emotional Intelligence and Why is it important?

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and regulate your emotions and understand the emotions in others. The importance of it is not to underestimate, the ability to understand and manage your emotions is the first step in realizing your true potential.

Working on your Emotional Intelligence can create in both personal and professional context great benefits. It helps you to use and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate more effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges (personal and in relations with others) and it helps to defuse conflict. Boosting your E.I. will also help you to connect with your feelings what will spark the ability to make better informed decisions and turn into action to what matters to you. Boosting your E.I. therefore is a great way to level up and achieve your goals.

Depending on the source you can find different definitions and dimensions of Emotional Intelligence, but all exist of mental abilities and social competencies. The more popular 5 dimensions are:

  • Self Awareness

  • Self Regulation

  • Motivation

  • Empathy

  • Social Skills

The better you are in recognizing the emotions you are feeling, managing them without getting overwhelmed will have of big impact on your well-being and happiness. With training, exercises, and coaching it is possible for everyone to improve on the aspects of E.I. How to start? There are several exercises and techniques you could do to boost your emotional intelligence. Observing how you react to certain people or situations and do a self evaluation to understand what is happening within you. This is a great first step already. Practice a more assertive communication style and respond rather than react to a conflict or a situation will make a difference in relation to others. This is a skill you can practice daily, in different situations with different people. Not only when you are in conflict with someone. Observing, recognizing and understanding how your emotions and behavior are connected is key. You will feel and see that your conversations with others will change and that it is possible to have more pleasant and more meaningfull interactions. Interested in more? You can contact me directly by clicking the button below:

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