1.2 Assess Emotional Strengths and Weaknesses Against Evaluation Criteria

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1.2 Assess Emotional Strengths and Weaknesses Against Evaluation Criteria

Now, look at how you scored and compare the items that you felt were most like you and the ones that were least like you. The way you answered these questions could provide clues to learning your strengths and weaknesses. 

  1. Were your strengths in reading your own emotions, or in reading other people‚Äôs emotions? 
  2. Do you find it difficult to regulate your own emotions?
  3. Is it difficult for you to motivate yourself and others to perform your/their best?
  4. Do you find it difficult to figure out how others are feeling?
  5. Are you able to connect and interact positively with others?

Identifying your strengths and weaknesses will allow you to function in a work environment that plays to your strengths and helps you achieve your goals. If your result shows that managing your emotions is the category with the lowest score, you can focus your effort into improving that skill. You may practise self-regulation by stopping before you act and asking yourself how and why you feel this way. It may help you gain insight into which emotions are driving your behaviour. 

Remember that your level of emotional intelligence is not fixed. You can always continue to improve it. Adjusting the way you interact with other people is a sign of effective leadership. Great leaders are the ones who show transformative qualities. Transformative leadership inspires valuable change, and it can enhance morale, motivation, and performance of followers.