How Emotionally Intelligent Are YOU?

Strive to be more emotionally self aware.

This is certainly a provocative question: Are YOU emotionally intelligent? Before reading this post, do a self-assessment and answer the question. Yes or no? 🙂

Please note: According to Psychology Today, emotional intelligence is “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Thus, it generally includes three skills: One — Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others. Two — The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving. Three —  The ability to manage emotions. Including the ability to regulate your own emotions. As well as the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.”

15 Signs to Indicate: Are YOU Emotionally Intelligent?

To begin, we present this video overview of emotional intelligence from Inc.

Justin Bariso, Founder of Insight offers these FIFTEEN signs of emotional intelligence. Overall, how do YOU rate on them? To learn much more about what these concepts mean, click the image after the signs.

In rating yourself, start each statement below with, Do you?

      1. Dissect your feelings. (And the feelings of others.)
      2. Take your time.
      3. Keep it real.
      4. Focus your thoughts.
      5. Be open to feedback.
      6. Be tactful.
      7. Practice empathy.
      8. Stick to your word.
      9. Offer praise.
      10. Show gratitude.
      11. Say you’re sorry.
      12. Forgive and forget.
      13. Strive to stay humble.
      14. Not get easily fooled.
      15. Learn from mistakes.

Are YOU Emotionally Intelligent?


Author: Living Well with Cancer

I am a long-time business school professor, who is a Pancreatic Cancer survivor. I had Whipple surgery on February 12, 2015. In this blog, I want to help others live well with cancer. A positive attitude, caring family, strong medical team, and supportive colleagues are key. And support from other cancer survivors can be life affirming.

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