Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

Distinctive Styles in Managing Emotions

1. Self-awareness Psychological Healthy People Tend to Know Their Own Boundaries and Tend to Have a Positive Outlook on life When They Get Into a Bad Mood, They Do Not Ruminate and Obsess about It and are Able to Get … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence at Work – Learned Optimism

Martin Seligman has developed a construct that he calls “Learned Optimism.” (Schulman, 1995). It refers to the causal attributions people make when confronted with failure or setbacks. Optimists tend to make specific, temporary, external causal attributions while pessimists make global, … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence at Work – Manage Feelings & Handle Stress

The  ability to manage feelings and handle stress is another aspect of emotional intelligence that has been found to be important for success. A study of store managers in a retail chain found that the ability to handle stress predicted … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence at Work – Empathy

Empathy is a particularly important aspect of emotional intelligence, and researchers have known for years that it contributes to occupational success. Rosenthal and his colleagues at Harvard discovered over two decades ago that people who were best at identifying others’ … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Competence

Emotional competence refers to the personal and social skills that lead to superior performance in the world of work. The emotional competencies are linked to and based on emotional intelligence. A certain level of emotional intelligence is necessary to learn … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence – Psychological Contract

Psychological Contract refers to the relationship between an employer and its employees, and specifically concerns mutual expectations of inputs and outcomes. The Psychological Contract is usually seen from the standpoint or feelings of employees, although a full appreciation requires it … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence – A study of Eighty Ph.Ds

A study of Eighty Ph.Ds in science who underwent a personality tests, IQ tests, and interviews in the 1950s when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Forty years later, when they were in their early seventies, they were tracked down … Continue reading

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