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Emotional Intelligence

Jacqueline Padmakumar Jaykumar


Step I:Teacher has given a creative assignment Your name is called out and you are asked to stand.. Discuss immediate first reaction.. Step II: Teacher discusses the core of the assignment Discuss second reaction.. Step III: Teacher lauds your work..

Discuss third reaction.. (5 mins)

Mind (psyche) and Body (soma)

Can the body affect the mind? Give an example drawn from your experience. How about the mind affecting the body? To students: Give an example drawn from your experience. Two-way communication between mind and body (3 mins)

The whole self



IQ, EQ are distinct qualities we possess. Together they determine our personality and thereby, how we think and act. EQ is flexible and one can regulate it (1 min)


The Psyche of Emotional Intelligence

When we are not in control of our emotions, we could get butterflies in our stomach Share experiences where you felt butterflies in the stomach. Explain context, and outcome. (5 min)

What is Emotional Intelligence?

EI is an array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence ones ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures. Emotions are private experiences. We infer observable behaviour associated with emotion. EI can be developed even if you werent born with it.

EI is a genuine ability to
Move forward constructively with the interests at heart Feel emotions in response to others Understand how others are feeling

Understand what you are feeling

EI is a genuine ability to

Build bridges and alliances Mend damaged relationships Empathize Manage impulses and stress Be resilient

Activity 1
How do you react if the teacher says there is an emergency CIA? You are late for an important Class and security does not allow you. How do you react? (5 min) Emotional Intelligence Presentation video.wmv(3 min) Discussion on video (2 min)

Effects of Low EI

Thoughts, beliefs and emotional instability affects the EI which in turn has a major impact on physical and mental health.

Four components of EI



Bodily Arousal

Significant life event

Sense of Purpose

Feeling component

Emotions are subjective feelings which might have an external trigger. They are rooted in mental processes (labeling). They make us feel in a particular way. They could have personal significance. They vary in intensity and quality.

Bodily Arousal
There is biological activation through Autonomic Nervous System and hormonal systems. They prepare and activate adaptive coping behavior during emotional play. The body is prepared for action in the form of alert posture, clenched fists, etc.

Purposive component
It gives emotions its goaldirected force. It motivates action. It copes with emotion-causing circumstances. It is supposedly a social and evolutionary advantage for humans.

Social-Expressive component

This is emotions communicative aspect. Postures, gestures, vocalizations, facial expressions make our emotions public. It could be either verbal or nonverbal communication. It helps us interpret the situation. It enables us to follow how people react to different phenomena.


Identifying Emotions (Activity2)

How do you read and express feelings with your classmates? How do you recognise facial expressions of your teacher in class? How do you tell when someone is being authentic or a copycat? Are there specific emotions for specific situations?

Enjoying Emotional Outbursts (Activity 3)

Discuss three occasions when emotional outbursts are good / bad. You could draw experiences from your life and share it with the class. (5 min)

Understanding emotions
Identify whether the following statements descriptions or evaluations.


The class was extremely noisy and so the teacher walked out with seething anger.
Vishal has commented on Facebook that your pic is ugly and there are hundred 'likes'. (5 min)

Understanding Emotions (Activity 5)

I felt anxious, and a bit stressed when I thought about all the Exams and CIA I needed to do. Then my teacher gave an additional project, I felt ____. (Select the best choice.) a) Overwhelmed b) Depressed c) Ashamed d) Self Conscious e) Jittery

Managing emotional Intelligence

Developing stress coping and mood regulating skills. Using productive ways to regulate one's mood and emotions. Avoiding extreme emotional outbursts and repressions. Substance abuse is counter-productive. Building a positive outlook.

Emotional States and Intelligence

Regulating Emotional Intelligence (discussion)

How do you de-stress? How can one be emotionally competent? How do you regulate your emotions during crises? (5 min)

Emotions and environment

Positive emotional states enable a safe and secure environment for us and the others around us. Negative states signal an alert that something is wrong and must be corrected.

Optimistic EI outlook
The following could help us in building Our emotional intelligence. Creativity in thought and action Focusing and planning for future outcomes. Seeking help when in need.

Ways to be Emotionally Intelligent

Eg: Spirituality Music Sports Reading Community service, etc. (Within University: CSA, Cultural, Theatre, Sports)

Measurement of Emotional Quotient uiz.htm s.html ntelligence/cache/testing_ei.htm

Thank you!