Emotional intelligence

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The five components of emotional intelligence are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.[1]

Emotional intelligence (EI) "refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions."[2]

The five components of emotional intelligence are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.[3]

Many businesses offer their employees seminars or courses on emotional intelligence in order to boost their employees effectively and to create more harmony in the workplace.

Raising emotional intelligence is a big part of character education, something liberals have sought to replace.

Cugelman Emotion Map


Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions


Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions and its 8 primary emotions

According to James Madison University: "There are 8 primary emotions. You are born with these emotions wired into your brain. That wiring causes your body to react in certain ways and for you to have certain urges when the emotion arises."[4] See: List of primary emotions and List of primary emotions at James Madison University.

Benefits of Emotional Intelligence

There are many advantages of having high emotional intelligence, such as self-awareness, empathy and social skills, it also makes people better leaders, and increases their emotional maturity. [5][6] It also boosts productivity, compassion, leadership skills and builds better relationships. [7]

Benefits of emotional intelligence

Problems with Low Emotional Intelligence

One problem with low emotional intelligence is that people cannot handle hard truths in life, and thus safe spaces are being commonly made because of this. Other issues include blaming others, lack of empathy, not being able to understand how others feel, and many more. [8] However, one of the biggest problems with low emotional intelligence is that it links to criminal behavior, as studies have shown that convicted offenders have lower emotional intelligence than most people.[9]

Emotional bias

See also: Emotional bias

An emotional bias is a bias which stems from impulse or intuition (Emotional biases tend to result from reasoning influenced by feelings).[10] Emotional biases are harder to control for many people because they are based on feelings, which can be difficult to change for some individuals.[11]

In investing, common emotional biases are "loss aversion, overconfidence, self-control (People fail to act in pursuit of their long-term, overarching goals because of a lack of self-discipline), status quo, endowment effect, and regret aversion. Understanding and detecting biases is the first step in overcoming the effect of biases on financial decisions."[12]

List of emotional biases

Emotional Maturity

Emotionally mature people seek to fix the problem or behavior rather than blame someone else for their problems. [13] This involves putting how others feel before oneself this develops character and builds personal growth. [14] It also involves being flexibility such as being able to see every situation as unique, and a way to adapt to it. [15]

Journaling and increasing emotional intelligence

See also: Diary

Journaling can increase one's emotional intelligence. The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences notes: "Journaling can help you make sense of how you’re feeling about a certain person or situation that is troubling or inspiring you. It can also help you understand your triggers. The process of writing down your thoughts as honestly and with as little judgment as possible allows for self-discovery. When you get to know yourself better, you develop a deeper understanding of your reactions, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as what environments help you thrive."[16]

Liberal Response

Despite being a conservative trait the term and promotion for it is unfortunately exploited to promote left-wing causes and often used for emotional manipulation of children in the school systems because of Daniel Goleman's book "Emotional Intelligence", promoting concepts such as reducing core subjects as a social element to homosexual acceptance in schools and even banning corporal punishment.[17]

Atheism and emotional problems

See also: Atheism and emotional problems

Research indicates that religiosity is positively associated with ability in emotional intelligence.[18][19][20] For more information, please see: Atheism and emotional problems

See also

External links

Improving emotional intelligence:


Business-oriented material on emotional intelligence:


  1. Domains of Emotional Intelligence, MBA Knowledge Base
  2. Emotional intelligence
  3. Domains of Emotional Intelligence, MBA Knowledge Base
  4. About emotions, James Madison University
  5. The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence
  6. 5 benefits of Emotional intelligence
  7. 10 Advantages that Result from Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence
  8. 9 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence
  9. The relation between emotional intelligence and criminal behavior: A study among convicted criminals
  10. The Behavioral Biases of Individuals, CFA Institute
  11. The Behavioral Biases of Individuals, CFA Institute
  12. The Behavioral Biases of Individuals, CFA Institute
  13. Why Emotional Maturity and Emotional Intelligence Are Important for Healthy Relationships
  14. I Learned More at McDonald's Than at College at Prager University
  15. 12 signs of emotional maturity
  16. 10 Ways Journaling Benefits Students, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  17. https://usasurvival.org/home/docs/grabar_reprt.pdf
  18. Divine Emotions: On the Link Between Emotional Intelligence and Religious Belief, Journal of Religion and Health, December 2017, Volume 56, Issue 6, pp 1998–2009
  19. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WITH RELIGIOUS COPING AND GENERAL HEALTH OF STUDENTS by Masoumeh Bagheri Nesami, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Houman Zarei, Pedram Esameili, Milad Dehghan Pour, and Hesam Mirani, Materia Sociomedica. 2015 Dec; 27(6): 412–416. doi: 10.5455/msm.2015.27.412-416
  20. Religiosity and perceived emotional intelligence among Christians, Personality and Individual Differences 41(3):479-490 · August 2006, DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.01.016