Psych M.D. - Emotional Intelligence



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Term: Emotional Intelligence
Definition (Myers):the ability to perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions.
Definition (alternative): Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, describe, identify, learn from, manage, understand and explain emotions. (This definition is from http://eqi.org/eitoc.htm).
Contextual explanation:
  • Emotional intelligence is a significant part of social intelligence-the ability to comprehend social situations and manage oneself successfully.
  • Emotional intelligence is not very relevant to academic intelligence.
  • Emotionally intelligent people are described as being self-aware and they are less prone to become overwhelmingly depressed, anxious, or angry.
  • They are also able to delay gratification for long term rewards instead of immediate impulses.
  • They have empathy--they can understand others' emotions; this allows them to know what to say in different social situations like when a friend is grieving or needs encouragement.
  • People who are emotionally intelligent are more likely to have success in their career, marriage, parenting, etc. than people who are more academically intelligent but have less emotional intelligence.
  • In some cases of brain damage, one's academic intelligence is left intact while their emotional intelligence is damaged.
  • A man named Eliot had a tumor removed and sufferred brain damage that left his academic intelligence intact, but took away all his emotional intellgence. He lost his job, went bankrupt, got divorced, remarried, and then divorced again, and now lives in care of a sibliing.
  • Mayer, Salovey, and David Caruso (2000) recently developed a Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale (MEIS) to helpin the assessent of emotional intelligence. The test is designed to figure out a person's ability to perceive emotions, understand emotions, and regulate emotions.
  • The existence of motional intelligence is a proof that humans need both academic and emotiona intelligence to function in everyday life.


Related terms and concepts:
  • intelligence
  • general intelligence

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