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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 that you are not very aware of your emotions. You may not be able to identify the emotion you are experiencing accurately. You see emotions as a broad category and ignore their nuances and differences. You do not want to, or do not know how to, understand why you are feeling a particular emotion at a given time. You can succumb to emotion(s) and may not be aware of your reactions to these emotions. As you are not tuned into your emotions, you may not be able to use your emotions to understand yourself or guide your actions. Increasing your awareness of your emotions would help your relationships and work interactions. Understanding emotions can help guide your decisions and interactions with friends, family, colleagues, and others. This understanding can also help you predict your reactions to people and situations and help you respond better or remove yourself from situations you are not ready to handle.

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 your emotions can cause disruptions and that when emotions overcome you, you do not realize their impact. Stressful situations can trigger emotions you find difficult to control and lead you to react in ways you may regret later. You may not know how to calm yourself after an emotionally charged event. You may often find that your thoughts are negative and cause you distress. You can feel your emotions strongly but cannot understand what triggered those emotions. By increasing your ability to control emotions, you will be able to be objective in understanding people — especially during an emotionally charged situation or a personal emotional crisis. For example, during a heated argument or a stressful situation, increased control over emotions will help you hold back, reevaluate positions, and take appropriate steps instead of reacting in ways you will regret later on. Increased emotional self-control will help you quickly cool off from a heated argument and value the person and the relationship. Finding ways to calm yourself after an emotionally charged event and trying to understand what triggers emotions can change negative thoughts into positive ones. In addition, an insight into the root cause of emotions could help reduce stress and stay objective and bias-free.

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 tend to have a bleak view of events in life. You probably expect things to go wrong and may feel stressed. When events or people upset you, you tend to think negatively and assume the worst. Most often, people around you coax you to think positively. Increasing your positive approach would benefit your personal and work relationships. Turning a stressful message into a positive one can help you avert any negative feelings or thoughts you may experience and deal effectively with others (friends, family, and colleagues). Maintaining a positive outlook allows you to pursue your goals despite uncertainty, setbacks, and obstacles. Increasing your positive approach in times of emotional turmoil will help you stay positive and calm.

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 rarely connect with others emotionally. You may not be able to understand what is not explicitly expressed — either because you cannot or do not want to understand others. As a result, people may not feel heard when they express their concerns, as you may not truly listen or show you listen. Increasing your levels of empathy can help you with your personal and working relationships. Improving your ability to empathize can help you understand friends, family, colleagues, and others' feelings, perspectives, and non-verbal signals. By developing this skill, you could help others feel heard, especially when they face challenges. Empathy is an excellent skill for 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 are often oblivious to a group's dynamics and may find it challenging to identify the influencers in a group. You may not be able to decipher the power play of emotions between two people or in a group. Increasing your awareness of group dynamics and relationships would help you in social groups and work. Developing this skill can help you identify the power play within groups. You can then use this understanding to identify networks and team dynamics, which can positively affect your decisions, peer interactions, and work. Understanding group dynamics can help you resolve conflicts and 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 prefer to be a follower than an influencer. You may not want to convince or persuade others of your viewpoints. You may not recognize your influence on others, or you may not be able to influence others. You may not want to influence others. Still, if you work to increase your influencing skills, you could help your friends, family, loved ones, and colleagues more easily. For example, you could gain supporters for a social cause or any initiative you want to plan with people. In addition, by developing this skill, you could convince people to work on activities and projects and lead them toward a vision or a change or gain support for 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 are not interested in guiding others. This lack of interest could be because you do not like it or may not have found an opportunity to do it. You don't seem interested in being a guide or a mentor, and you probably have not considered it a role you would enjoy. Increasing your interest in guiding and mentoring could help you with your relationships and work. For example, you could guide your friends and family to achieve their goals. By developing this interest, you would find ways to guide or mentor others and provide support during their journey.

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 find making decisions stressful, especially when choosing between options — desirable or undesirable. You find evaluating pros and cons and making decisions stressful and would like to avoid doing so or allow others to do it for you. Such activities cause stress, helplessness, and avoidance in you. You are keen to avoid conflicts and disagreements. However, life events are not ideal, and resolving disputes is helpful in your relationships and at work. An increased interest in managing conflicts will help you develop this ability to increase understanding and cooperation between friends and family members. It can also help you improve collaboration with colleagues and between work teams, enabling you to resolve issues among them and create a bond. In addition, developing your ability to understand different perspectives and find acceptable solutions will help you manage conflicts.

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 prefer to explain specific tasks than inspire others to do their work. You may be wary of trusting others. Stressful situations often take a toll on you and may make you unable to perform well at work. You tend to believe that learning should happen in isolation. You don't seem to find value in motivating or influencing others. You like to be practical and task-oriented. Increasing your interest in being a leader who inspires and guides others will help you personally and at work. Motivating and influencing your loved ones, friends, family, and colleagues is fulfilling. If you can gain others' trust and influence them, you can guide them toward any goal they set for themselves or toward a common goal or vision.

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 are competitive and engage with teams as a strong individual rather than a team player. You do not indulge in self-disclosure to earn others' trust or otherwise. When you see intolerance or bias, you choose not to intervene. You may think that differences of opinion reflect a lack of bonding rather than an aspect to be understood and respected. You seem to be an individualist, which may not be helpful in your personal or working relationships. Your competitive spirit will not help you gain others' trust. You could be a great asset to the team and achieve goals if you do not work with a personal agenda. Others may not stand by you as you choose not to stand up for others. However, if you stand up against bias, people will support you. Developing your teamwork skills and seeking to understand their perspectives will help you gain the trust of your friends, family, colleagues, and others. You will also be able to identify emotional undercurrents, networks, and cliques, which will help you work in teams to achieve common goals and bring everyone together.

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