Daniel Goleman, leading expert on emotional intelligence, gives a great introduction to the concept and practice. He starts by outline EI’s four domains, 1) self-awareness, 2) self-management, 3) empathy and reading others, and 4) synthesis and relationship building. After discussing the benefits of EI, Goleman remarks on the current growth of EI practice, gender disparity, and cultural differences.
- What are the four domains of emotional intelligence? Why are they each important?
- How might we practice and build emotional intelligence?
- How might EI help us in our lives? What if you had no EI?
- What does he mean when he says men or women are better ‘on average’?
Keywords: psychology, culture, emotions, emotional intelligence, life skills, society, inter-personal, relationships, mental health