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week 4 Assignment - The scenario that I chose is the first...

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The scenario that I chose is the first one listed “A teenage girl is “in love” with her 17- year-old boyfriend. He is encouraging her to have sex with him saying that he will make sure they only have “protected” sex.” To me this is such a tough decision that all teenagers go through. We all have gone through making this decision, some made the right decision and some made the wrong decision. The first aspect of this decision would be emotional intelligence. This could be very difficult for a teenage girl to figure out. With all the different emotions running through a teenager determining the intelligence with that would be a difficult task. Emotions disrupt a person’s thinking; emotions can also be harnessed for more effective problem solving. Once we understand our emotions and how to put them aside to make an intelligent or wise decision then we can fully understand emotional intelligence. Some psychologists suggest that a person’s academic aptitude has nothing to do with emotional intelligence. It is n fact distinct from it. There are a few major components of emotional intelligence. They are the capacity to perceive, express, understand, and manage emotions. The next item I want to discuss is successful intelligence. In order to be successfully intelligent one must think in three different ways analytically, creatively, and practically. The core element in practical knowledge is tactic knowledge, knowing how more than knowing what. Sometimes practical intelligence requires that we change or adapt ourselves to an existing environment. In other cases it may require that we shape an environment. Sometimes it is hard to
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