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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE REPORT

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize our feelings and those of others, motivating ourselves and managing emotions effectively in ourselves and others. This quiz focused on four areas and twelve competencies related to them. Levels of Emotional Intelligence are measured by: 

  • Self-Awareness: recognizing our own emotions.  

  • Self-Management: effectively managing our own emotions.  

  • Social Awareness: recognizing the emotions of others. 

  • Relationship Management: applying our understanding of emotions to our dealings with others.  

The following graphic is based on your responses and reveals insights into your emotional intelligence. 

OVERVIEW

SELF-AWARENESS

Self-Awareness is the ability to be aware of our emotions.

EMOTIONAL AWARENESS

Emotional Awareness is the ability to recognize our emotions, differentiate among different ones, and understand the impact of emotions. Other people might understand and experience emotions differently than you do. Also, you might trigger emotions in others, so being sensitive to this possibility will help you communicate more effectively.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate you are highly tuned to your emotions. You are aware of and can recognize and identify the emotion you are experiencing. You understand that one can experience a range of emotions. You can also understand why you feel a particular emotion at a given time. You are also aware of your reactions to these emotions and understand that thoughts drive your feelings. You can use your understanding of your emotions to guide your actions. Your awareness of your emotions helps you connect with your feelings when interacting with others in personal and professional relationships. For example, you can use your emotional awareness to guide your decisions and interactions with friends, family, colleagues, or acquaintances. In addition, this awareness helps you predict your reactions to people or situations, which may help you respond more effectively or remove yourself from situations you are not ready to handle in personal and social settings or at Work

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Self-Management is your ability to manage your emotions effectively. 

EMOTIONAL SELF-CONTROL

Emotional Self-control is the ability to keep emotions under control. Other people might be influenced by emotions more or less than you. Understanding other individuals' levels of self-control can help you communicate with them more effectively. 

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you may sometimes be in control of your emotions. You are not always able to immediately realize when emotions start taking control. You can sometimes control your reactions and behavior but not always. You may, at times, find ways to calm yourself. You may sometimes focus on the thoughts running through your mind and try to change the negative thoughts to positive ones to handle your emotions better. However, you cannot always identify the reason behind your emotions and use that awareness to help you control them effectively. Your ability to control emotions can sometimes help you be objective in understanding people and perspectives, but not always, especially during an emotionally charged situation or personal emotional crisis. It can sometimes help you objectively understand perspectives to make good decisions. As you are sometimes aware that emotions can impact behavior, you may sometimes, but not always, tend to hold back before reacting during heated arguments or a stressful situation. For example, you can help cool off from a heated argument and get back to constructive discussions. Sometimes, but not always, you have an insight into the root cause of emotions, which can help you change negative thoughts to positive ones and help you handle different perspectives. By further increasing your emotional self-control, you will be able to see the person as a whole and not just in the context of the argument. In work situations, you can reevaluate positions and take appropriate steps.

ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION

Achievement Orientation is our desire to meet or exceed a standard of excellence. Other people might seek achievement more or less than you, and understanding other individuals' achievement orientation will help you better understand how they manage themselves.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that challenges and goals do not drive you. You rarely set goals or challenges for yourself. You may work on a goal but are unlikely to exceed expectations. You may need to push yourself toward achieving your goals, as motivating yourself is difficult. You do not think about managing your performance and may require someone to set goals for you. Your desire to achieve goals and conquer challenges is unlikely to impact your relationships. However, increasing your level of drive could help you at work. You can achieve success, recognition, and satisfaction when you take calculated risks and set challenging goals to achieve them.

POSITIVE OUTLOOK

A Positive Outlook is an ability to look positively at situations, problems, stress, self, and others. Other people may have a more or less optimistic view than you. Understanding other individuals' approaches will help you understand their perspectives and communicate effectively.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you are sometimes positive in your approach to and interpretation of events. You often look at the bright side of things and can help others think and stay positive. You can sometimes but not always, look at life events or daily occurrences positively. You can sometimes have a positive outlook toward stressful things, which can help you interpret events and comments from friends, family, colleagues, and others in a positive light. A more optimistic approach would positively impact your relationships and work and help you better deal with your colleagues to pursue goals despite setbacks. In addition, a more positive outlook can help you stay optimistic in times of emotional turmoil and upbeat in times of uncertainty.

ADAPTABILITY 

Adaptability is openness to change and flexibility to adapt to change. Other people might be impacted by change more or less than you. Understanding other individuals' levels of adaptability and flexibility will help you understand their perspective, empathize, and learn. 

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you are uncomfortable with change. You do not like transitions and reworking priorities. You become perturbed during times of uncertainty and pressure. You may find it challenging to understand the need for change. You are not comfortable with change. Openness to adapting and being flexible will help your relationships and work. Adjusting to others' needs and accommodating changes is usually difficult and disturbing. By becoming more adaptable and flexible, you will be able to deal effectively with changes in life circumstances and daily routines. It will also help you adjust to new situations, work, and colleagues.

SOCIAL AWARENESS 

Social Awareness is the ability to recognize emotions in others. 

EMPATHY 

Empathy is understanding others' feelings and perspectives as if they were yours. Other people may be more or less empathetic than you. Understanding other individuals' empathy levels will help you communicate and interact with them more effectively.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you can sometimes understand others' feelings and perspectives. You try to help people feel heard, listen to people's concerns, and lend an empathetic ear. You can sometimes empathize with friends, family, colleagues, and others. You can sometimes understand the feelings, perspectives, and non-verbal signals of others, but not always. Increasing your levels of empathy can help others feel heard — whether friends, family, or colleagues. In addition, empathy is a great skill to have as a team member, manager, and leader. So, learning to enhance this skill is essential.

ORGANIZATIONAL AWARENESS 

Organizational Awareness is the ability to read a group's emotional dynamics and power relationships. Other people might be more or less aware of group dynamics than you. Understanding other individuals' sensitivity to emotions in a group can help you understand their perspectives and reactions, which will help you work with groups more effectively.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you can identify the influencers in a group. You can quickly identify the person with more power in a relationship and understand the dynamics among people. You try to connect to the group's emotions and understand the group's dynamics better. You are aware of the dynamics and relationships in a group, which is a great asset at work. For example, you can identify the power play among team members — and managers and team members. You use this understanding to identify networks, evaluate team dynamics, and improve your decisions and peer interactions. Your awareness helps you resolve conflicts and even manage others.

CONCLUSION

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize our feelings and those of others, motivate ourselves, and manage emotions effectively in ourselves and others. Developing competence in the areas Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management will help you reduce stress and develop meaningful relationships with colleagues, friends, and loved ones.  

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RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Relationship Management involves applying your understanding of emotions when dealing with others.

INFLUENCE

Influence is the ability to persuade others. Other people may be more or less influential than you. So, understanding other individuals' influencing skills may help you better understand their interactions and influence on others.  

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you can persuade others to agree with your viewpoints, but not consistently. You can sometimes convince others and win over them; you may sometimes realize your impact on others and inspire them. You can influence others at times but not always. Increasing your influencing skills can help you gather supporters for a social cause, a community event, a get-together of friends and family, or achieve a vision or complete a project at work. You may sometimes be able to convince others of a viewpoint you strongly hold.

COACHING AND MENTORING

Emotional intelligence relating to coaching and mentoring is the interest in helping others hone their skills and abilities. Other people might be better or worse at coaching and mentoring than you. Understanding other individuals' interests in coaching and mentoring can help you contemplate how you want to interact with the person.  

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you may sometimes enjoy providing guidance, but not always. You may provide advice and support to those seeking such help but not actively seek it yourself. You do not see yourself as a good coach. You are sometimes interested in guiding and mentoring others which could improve your relationships and working life. However, coaching your friends, family, and colleagues could help them achieve their goals.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 

Conflict Management is the ability to de-escalate and resolve conflicts. Other people might manage conflicts more or less effectively than you. Understanding how others manage conflicts will help you think, analyze, and process conflicts more effectively.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you can deal with conflicting thoughts and feelings. You can reach a decision when you must choose between two options, each with undesirable consequences. You can also decide when facing two equally beneficial and desirable choices. Such decisions do not upset you for long, and you can resolve the conflict in your mind quickly. Your ability to resolve conflicts is helpful in your relationships and your work. You can encourage collaboration and cooperation among your friends, family, colleagues, and between teams. You may be the one who helps people resolve their issues and create a deep bond. In personal and professional spaces, you can understand different perspectives and find solutions that everyone will find acceptable.

INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP 

Inspirational Leadership is a style that inspires and guides others. Others might be adopting a leadership style that is more or less inspirational than yours. Understanding other individuals' leadership styles can help you understand others and potentially improve your style. 

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you think of yourself and others as equal. You believe people must be inspired and motivated rather than told what to do. You trust people and are open to learning from them. You work toward your commitments even during stressful circumstances. You are a leader who inspires and guides others. Even in your personal life and relationships, you can play the role of a leader, which can also be a great asset at work and when interacting with others. You like to inspire and motivate others with their career or personal goals. As a result, you gain others' trust, which helps you gain the confidence of others and thereby influence them. Your trustworthiness allows you to guide and influence friends, family, colleagues, and others to work toward a common goal or vision. You will most likely speak about end goals or vision rather than tasks.

TEAMWORK

Teamwork is working with others toward a shared goal. Other people may engage with teams differently than you. Understanding how others interact within a group can help you better understand the team's dynamics.

YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Your responses indicate that you most often blend in to be an effective team member. However, you can become competitive at times. You may or may not stand up for tolerance or support misrepresented individuals. You may be effective at building trust at times, but not always. You may oscillate between accessing different opinions and holding onto a single viewpoint. You sometimes work effectively with others, which helps you with your personal and working relationships. You are primarily a team player but sometimes can be competitive. Your competitive spirit can help advance your goal orientation and need to win at times, sometimes preventing others from trusting you. However, if you work on becoming a team player, you will be a great asset to your friends, family, and colleagues. You will also be able to identify the emotional undercurrents among people, which can help you bring everyone together. Your interest in standing up for others can sometimes help in building trust with the team. You seem balanced between holding different viewpoints and having a single perspective.

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