A Brief Review of Emotional Intelligence

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE A Brief Review of Emotional Intelligence The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a relatively new phenomenon,  including some books written to help elucidate the topic. One of the better-known works  is Daniel Goleman’s (1995) explanation of EI and how to manipulate it,  Emotional  Intelligence . This was a very popular manuscript, and it spent more than a year at the top  of the New York Times bestseller list. However, most authorities say that EI includes the  ability to identify and control one’s own feelings and emotions. Furthermore, many of  these leading scientists claim that EI may be learned and practiced, while others say it is  something one needs to be born with.  Two great minds in the area of EI include Salvoney and Mayer, and in their  written works, they have expressed four main branches in EI. These include the ability to  perceive emotions, reason with emotions, understand emotions, and manage emotions  (Cherry, 2011). Perceiving emotions may incorporate reading a person’s emotional status  by interpreting crossed arms to mean that they are not interested in what you are saying.  Having the ability to recognize emotional or physical cues from others may be invaluable 
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