Emotional Intelligence Within the Arena of Relationships Research Paper

Emotional Intelligence Within the Arena of Relationships
Lengthy and involved essay dealing with a healthy emotional balance in romantic relationships.
# 2169 | 4,732 words | 11 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2001 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Sociology (General) , Psychology (General)

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This involved essay looks at emotional intelligence -- a theory that assumes people are equipped with an ability, perhaps innate, to understand themselves and other people, and to identify emotions. With any ability comes the option, however difficult, of measuring that ability. Emotional intelligence is a psychological construct that is latent and not directly observable, and so its measurement may be seen to be as much of an art as it is a science. The author goes to great lengths in discussing the balance one needs to maintain in a so called 'healthy relationship'. The last part of the paper is a 'test' that the author constructed for an individual to rate himself/herself in the balanced defined earlier.

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"Emotional intelligence has its roots in the concept of "social intelligence", as first identified by E.L. Thorndike in the early 1920s. Thorndike defined social intelligence as "the ability to understand and manage men and women, boys and girls - to act wisely in human relations" (1920:228). Social intelligence came to be accepted as a term simply associated with the "ability to understand and relate to people" (Ruisel, 1992). A good deal of research was conducted regarding this idea, leading to developments in a number of areas of psychological and social study. Yet it has only been in recent years that the construct of emotional intelligence has surfaced as an independent idea to be researched. "

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