EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE In A Nutshell
Personality Patterns For Personal Effectiveness
By Psychologist “Dr. Dan” Matzke, PhD
What is “emotional intelligence”? Emotional intelligence refers to an awareness of and the ability to manage emotions and to create motivation. It is a set of personal and interpersonal skills (including the ability to apply knowledge & understanding) related to one’s personality and behavior patterns, which results in a person being able to function more effectively in life.
This book explores key elements of "effective personality" which promote emotional intelligence, personal effectiveness and well-being. The word "personality" refers to an individual's total make-up, including psychological and emotional characteristics, and behavior. The phrase "effective personality" refers to an individual who is highly functioning, who is well-adjusted, a person who is successful at living – thriving & prosperous. They would tend to have a high level of self-esteem and self-confidence, a sense of purpose and direction in life, and would feel that they are being productive, useful, and contributing to the world around them. Characteristics of effective personality tend to minimize stinkin’ thinkin’ and to maximize effective thinking.
These traits of effective personality can be developed through study and practice, thereby increasing an individual’s personal and professional success in life. Let's begin by stating that no one individual has all of theses characteristics all of the time, but we can all work toward developing them more in our lives. The key elements aren't presented in any particular order or priority - rather they tend to overlap and interact with each other, much like the strands of a rope.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Emotional Intelligence: Effective Personality Patterns
Fellowship With Humanity
Sense Of Humor
Living Here & Now
Sense Of Awe & Wonder
Tolerance For Ambiguity
Sense Of Balance & Harmony
Affirmative Life Attitudes
Summary - Psyched to Succeed
Seven Powerful Pointers For Personal Effectiveness
On Golden Guidelines For Life & Living
The Serenity Ode
“Emotional intelligence entails facing difficult and unpleasant issues. These guideposts can also point to matters that one is ignoring or avoiding (due to fear, dread, etc.) which are road blocks and barriers towards the next step and/or the next level in one’s endeavors and life journey. A good “rule of thumb” is that ten percent (10%) extra effort invested in using these powerful skills and tools results in a ninety percent (90%) difference.”
"While the following pointers are basic and primary, they are critical and essential for personal effectiveness. Being mindful of and practicing these effective actions can yield significant benefits – enabling one to “take a hold of life” and face challenges with courage and confidence."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dan Matzke, a.k.a. “Dr. Dan”, holds a Ph.D. in psychology. Dr. Dan worked as a licensed Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist for over 25 years. He taught psychology classes and did consulting work (testing & evaluations), prior to retiring from private practice in California and moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He now enjoys writing and mentoring, when not hiking, fishing, skiing, traveling or flying. Dr. Dan has a commercial pilot’s license, with flight instructor ratings for airplanes and gliders. He is a winner of the highly prized Barron Hilton Soaring Cup.
For information about Dr. Dan’s other books visit www.UpliftingPerspectives.net
KeyWords: emotional intelligence, EI, EQ, Daniel Goleman, personal growth, personal development, self help, self improvement, personal effectiveness, psychology
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