CHAPTER 4. DEVELOPMENT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Interview with D. Bruno Mojoly Montenegro, an EA trainer, practicing psychologist-Expert 3.0, lecturer and author, who explains in detail how to develop the EDI.
-When should a person start developing their EDI?
-From the very beginning of life, a person sees in his surroundings certain patterns of behavior that affect the acquisition of some skills. But if this training becomes conscious, even programmed, for example through the education system, the skills will be easier to digest and help shape the personality and lay the right behavioral models. If we talk about the factors that point to the need for the development of the EDI, I would highlight a significant and prolonged dissatisfaction with life and work, when a person is incapable of resolving conflicts or adapting to his environment, etc. These skills and competencies can be taught in adult life, sometimes they are part of therapeutic therapy programs in the field of health psychology and clinical psychology, which help to understand yourself and manage yourself. In recent decades, companies around the world have been conducting special training on EDI resources for their specialists.
-What is the process of development of the EDI?
-The development of the EDI involves several stages, where life experience is especially important, which is the best means of learning. This process is usually divided into four blocks lasting several weeks: self-knowledge, management of own emotions, social consciousness and relationship management (although some authors highlight the 5th self-motivation, which Actually becomes a part of self-government).
Following the self-learning process described by R. Boyyasis, learning and acquiring skills involves putting a number of questions and working on them: 1st-who am I? 2nd-who do I want to be? 3rd-What do you need? 4th-How to implement it in practice? These questions are fundamental, because the motivation to change arises from the disclosure of the ideal "I" and the Present "I", you can use questionnaires or tests (tests bar-it to assess the emotional intelligence and emotional and social Competency, test to determine emotional intelligence by Genos-model, test MSCEIT, etc.) that help identify different competencies. What is important, they are structured in such a way that it is possible to find not so much shortcomings, but the strengths. Yes, actually the path to the goal is determined based on the strengths of the person, a detailed phased plan is created. The work is built in this way because it is known that the emphasis on the elaboration of weaknesses usually activates the right prefrontal cortex, causing a sense of anxiety and resistance.