This talk by Ramona Hacker is a nice perspective on emotional intelligence. It’s great that she identifies the negative connotations that “emotional” has. She is a big proponent of journaling and Brené Brown. The three capacities she focuses on are:
- Emotional awareness: empathy to others and also to the self,
- Emotional directiveness: the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like problem solving,
- Emotional management: the ability to regulate emotions and also calming down or cheering up other people.
It’s also great that Ramona Hacker takes time to reflect on the tendencies she had has a young person who lacked EI. Having a skills-based paradigm to social and emotional intelligence means that we can learn and develop and become more emotionally intelligent.
“A fundamental part of being emotionally intelligent is knowing who you are.”Ramona Hacker