Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills:
- Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;
- The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;
- The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.
Emotional intelligence is crucial to succeed in life. Channelizing one’s emotions into a particular direction is what comes in handy. One may use their awareness of their own emotions and those of others to achieve ends—memorable win-win outcomes in which everyone benefits. Emotional Intelligence can be used to help, protect, and promote oneself and others, or it can be used to promote oneself at the cost of others. It becomes an art of socially manipulating others in order to achieve one’s own selfish ends. When used in this way, other people become social tools to be used to push oneself forward even at considerable expense to them. Emotional Intelligence can be to orchestrate win-lose as well as win-win outcomes.
IRIANS – The Neuroscience Institute