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.
- 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