Guide to Learning and Improving Emotional Intelligence

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Last Updated on April 29, 2022 by

Emotional intelligence has a lot of benefits (learn more about that here). So learning and improving your emotional health is key. Now more than ever. We are all starting at different levels so check out this guide and decide where you want to begin.

This guide to learning and improving emotional intelligence includes the following sections:

Learning About Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence Terms and Concepts
Actions and Steps to Increase Emotional Intelligence

Learning About Emotional Intelligence

In order to build emotional intelligence we need to have a clear idea of what it is (and what it isn’t). Check out these articles to give you a better idea of emotional intelligence.

These are articles are great for anyone just getting started, who wants a refresh or to know more:

Emotional Intelligence Overview and Benefits
Emotional Intelligence vs. Intellectual Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence and the individual
Emotional intelligence in Business
Emotional Intelligence and mental health

Emotional Intelligence Terms and Concepts

In order to learn and improve our emotional intelligence we need to understand the terminology. When we understand the terminology we remove internal confusion and gain power by naming the situation or event that triggers a certain emotional response. From there we have more control over our reactions and emotional regulation. It goes a little something like this:

  • Once we know the concepts and terms regarding emotional intelligence we are better able to define our experiences.

  • When we are able to clearly define our experiences we increase our emotional awareness.

  • With increased emotional awareness we increase our ability to regulate and utilize emotions..

To learn the terminology head over to the EQnow Glossary of Emotional Intelligent Terms or use the alphabetical term search below:

a | bc | d | e | f | g | h | | j | k | l | m | n | o | p | q | r | s | t | u | v | w

Action Steps to Increase Emotional Intelligence

To build EQ we need to incorporate emotionally intelligent habits into our lives. Some of us may already have healthy methods while others may have a lot of work to do (I was part of the latter half!). Now worries, EQnow makes it easier than ever. Check out these articles and activities to get started:

Find Self-awareness by Making a Like/Dislike List – 5 Steps
Swap: “In spite of” with “In light of”
7 Steps to Self-Motivation

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