Emotional intelligence is one of the most important traits when working with people and leading a business. It is not always possible to independently assess one’s emotional intelligence level, so it would be right to resort to special techniques for assessing your emotional intelligence. After completing a self-assessment, I was able to get an objective assessment of my emotional intelligence.
Such practice is of great value and significance for me since emotional intelligence plays a vital role in my professional activity. I am an HR specialist, and my work involves a lot of interaction with people. Moreover, I need to understand which people are worth building business relationships with and who are not suitable for cooperation. To effectively interact with people, it is important to understand their emotions and convey yours correctly.
According to the results, my overall state of emotional intelligence is OK. For instance, I have a high level of self-awareness, which is estimated at fifteen points out of fifteen. People who possess high self-awareness can distinguish their feelings and moods at the moment (Soomo Learning, 2020). My empathy and social skills results are satisfying but still might be improved. Most importantly, I was surprised that, according to the results, I lack self-regulation skills. That was the new information I explored about myself.
Self-regulation is foremost when communicating and building professional relationships. Controlling one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions is referred to as self-regulation, and those abilities are essential when achieving one’s goal (Usher & Schunk, 2018). In order to hone self-regulation, it is useful to think about how your actions and words would affect others (Soomo Learning, 2020). I would like to focus on improving my self-regulation skills to be more productive and professional.
Using all of the knowledge I have obtained regarding myself, I could detect my strengths and weaknesses and work on improving my weak sides. I will use this information in my professional life when managing human resources. I could practice considering a person’s character traits and background when interacting. When communicating with employees and managing teamwork, I will remember the importance of empathy, social skills, and self-regulation.
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Soomo Learning. (2020). Managing and leading in business. Web.