How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

In this article I will be talking about emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is described as having social skills, self awareness, self regulation, empathy and motivation. In this article I will be digging more deeply into these concepts and explaining not only what it means to be emotionally intelligent but also why it’s important!



What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent? Being emotionally intelligent means not only you understand others’ emotions and know how to respond to their emotions, but also you understand your own and know how to manage them. Another part of being emotionally intelligent is being able to help other people while also showing empathy. Managing your emotions but not bottling them up. You should also be able to motivate yourself to get a job done even if you don’t want to do something. A big part is being able to persuade people in a good way! You can start to learn how to do this by practicing listening to people and taking feedback and communicating with others. Try to recognize your weaknesses and others’ strengths and collaborate and have fun with others!


Why is this important? Your whole life you will need to be emotionally intelligent in everyday situations such as if your friend is feeling sad then you need emotional intelligence to understand why they are feeling that way and also how you can make them feel better. If you know how to help people and make them feel happy then it is very easy to build better relationships and make more friends! If you have emotional intelligence then you can control and understand your own emotions as well as others emotions too! This can help you to defuse conflicts, reduce stress, and develop resilience. Thank you for reading my article about emotional intelligence. Now I hope you understand what it is and why it’s important.