Today I’ll be exploring in a little more details the second of the 5 elements defining emotional intelligence. Last time, I briefly explained the basics of self-awareness and today, we’ll look more closely at self-management.
A lot of people believe self-management skills to be limited to managing emotions, but it’s much more than that. Self-management focuses on intra-personal skills which help you manage your emotions, but mainly it affects your responses and your actions. Intra-personal skills have the most profound effects on your responses and your behavior because it touches upon what is the closest to who you are, how you view yourself and how you choose to show up in the world.
That’s why, even in professional settings, very personal aspects of who you are regularly seep through. Next time, I’ll be looking into self-motivation and how that affects your performance in the workplace.
I hope you enjoy the show!