Jan 22, 2008

What makes up Emotional Intelligence?

According to Adele Lynn (A Different Kind of Smart) emotional intelligence is an amalgam of:


Self-Awareness and Control


Social Expertise

Personal Influence

Mastery of Purpose and Vision


If I were to apply this yardstick to myself, then my emotional intelligence should be considered insignificant. Applied straightaway, I can say that I lack Self-awareness and control and deficient in Mastery of Purpose and Vision, whereas, I am good at Empathy and Social Expertise and somewhat good at exerting Personal Influence.


So what does this mean? Does this mean that I am more aware of 'others,' their feelings and emotions (motivations) than my own motivations?


Does this make me 'emotionally insignificant' and if so, is it bad?