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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 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 sometimes drive you. You may not always be sure of yourself. You may or may not believe in yourself — your ability to meet and achieve the goals, depending on the situation or goal. You are self-motivated and may take on new challenges once you reach a goal. However, you usually aim at achieving the set goal and may not go beyond that. Your drive to achieve goals and conquer challenges may not directly impact relationships. You are sometimes driven to achieve, which can help you at work. You sometimes set challenging goals and want to do better. Your degree of achievement orientation can bring success, satisfaction, and recognition.

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 stable and reasonable amid pressure and uncertainties. You are even able to recognize the need to change. When changes are required, you willingly accept them and can rework your priorities and transition smoothly. Your adaptability helps your relationships and your work. You can support your family, friends, and colleagues amid pressure, changes and uncertainties. You can lead and help others adjust when life events throw up changes. Your ability to be flexible and accept changes allows you to adapt quickly to new expectations, new kinds of work, and people. As a result, changes do not perturb you.

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 enjoy learning about people's concerns and truly listen to them. Your empathy helps you accurately understand their feelings, perspectives, and non-verbal signals and helps them feel heard. You can understand others' perspectives and feelings even when they aren't expressed openly or in many words. Your ability to empathize is very beneficial and a great strength while interacting with loved ones and at work. You may be the go-to person for problems when others are dealing with issues and need an empathetic ear. This skill can go a long way if you become a counselor or life coach. In addition, empathy is a great skill to have as a team member, manager, and leader.

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. You understand your impact on others and can use it to convince, inspire, and win them over. You can influence others, and this skill can help with your relationships and at work. For example, you can gain support for a social initiative, a common cause in the community, a family event, or a friend's get-together. You can gain support for initiatives and attract a group of allies, mentors, and supporters. In addition, you can convince people to agree with your viewpoints and get people to work on activities and projects that align with your vision.

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 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 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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