Emotional Intelligence Decomposed 5 of 5
The following is fifth and final of a five part series of blogs will help bring clarity to the term emotional intelligence (EO or EI). This clarity is in a form of decomposition.
Social regulation is the ability to identify and address the emotions of a group in an affirming manner so that the group can continue to successfully work together. A person with high social regulation skills can easily read the emotions of others and accepts that emotions are a natural part of life. He encourages the discussion of emotions in a positive manner with the belief that any emotion can be dealt with successfully, allowing productive work to take place between group members.
A person with strong social regulation skills can forecast the probable outcome of emotionally charged exchanges in the group. With this knowledge, he intercedes in a way that addresses and diffuses negative emotion, yet maintains and communicates positive emotional energy so that the group can generate a desirable response to the issue.
Rapport is the quality of a relationship characterized by accord, harmony, or affinity. In a relationship with strong rapport, both parties share mutual trust and confidence in one another.
Empathy is the ability to identify with and understand another's situation, feelings, and motives, without interest in either agreeing or disagreeing with them. Empathetic individuals have excellent listening skills. Because of their non-judgmental demeanor, they are frequently used as a sounding board by their coworkers.
A skilled social regulator helps groups function smoothly and perform at capacity. Assessing your abilities in this area will lead you to make improvements.
Where is this applicable in your life, work, business or team?
How would honing these skills position you for a brilliant future?
How would it feel to have a strong command of your social-regulation?
With a strong command of your social-regulation how could you show up in your everyday encounters?
As one can see emotional intelligence plays a key factor in how we act, but as well as how we react. With the knowledge of emotional intelligence we can show up in the world with a sense of curiosity and wonder. With this open nature and an awareness of how others influence us and how we influence others we not only can change our environment but we can change the environment of those around us.
Always remember that if you have any questions or want further clarification to let me know.