Are You Emotionally Intelligent? [2:46]


This video quickly introduces the basics of emotional intelligence, also abbreviated as EQ or EI.  The introduction starts with a comparison to IQ and the importance of emotional intelligence in comparison.  It then discusses the five categories of EQ, namely 1) self-awareness, 2) self-regulation, 3) social skills and communication, 4) motivation or resiliency, and 5) empathy.

Discussion Questions

  • What are the five categories of emotional intelligence?  How are they related?  How are they different?
  • Why is self-awareness important?  What would your life be like if you weren’t very self-aware?
  • Why are each of the rest important?  What if you didn’t have one of these?
  • How can we work to develop each of these in ourselves?  What can we start doing right now?

Keywords: emotions, reason, social skills, intelligence, empathy, perspective taking, communication, society, cooperation, community


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