Emotional intelligence (EI)

“Emotional intelligence (EI) reflects a person’s ability to detect and manage emotional cues and information” (Baack,2017). The cognitive abilities when it comes to Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness and self-management. Self-awareness is having the ability to know your personal feelings and emotions using those gut feelings to make decisions. The self-management ability is to able to control your emotions and be able to adapt to any situation.

The non- cognitive abilities relating to Emotional Intelligence are self-motivation or persistence, empathy, and social skills. Self-motivation or persistence is as a person is to be able to keep giving some effort no matter what gets in the way as far as issues that may come up. Empathy is being able to know and understand how others feel. Social skills are having the ability to deal with the emotions of the people around you.

An example of how I would use Emotional Intelligence in my daily life would be just dealing with situations with my family. Whether it is using the cognitive or the non-cognitive abilities, they are all very important when being a husband and father to my kids. Having these skills and being good at them is very important when tackling each situation.


Baack, D. (2017). Organizational behavior (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://ashford.content.edu


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