Respond to the following:
Our readings this week informs us that our emotional intelligence begins its development during the period of attachment as an infant and that Physical and emotional expression is what draws people to us or makes them avoid us . . (Segal, 2008, p. 25). Even though emotional intelligence begins to develop in infancy, it continues to develop well into adulthood. This week’s reading assignment suggests that we are able to improve our emotional awareness and emotional intelligence in order to improve our ability to communicate and build relationships with others.
What are some ways in which emotional intelligence is involved in effective communication? Why is it important?
What might make improving our emotional intelligence difficult?
What recommendations would you give a co-worker who wants to improve their emotional intelligence?