Effective Intelligence & Emotional Intelligence by Alok Mohan


We dwell in a world that is full of limitations &  mysteries as well as involuntary phenomenon which must be manoeuvred. Thousands of us have pushed our limits much further by our incessant hard work and extravagant effective intelligence. Effective Intelligence’ is a tried and tested route to improve thinking about things that matter to everyone. For example: planning, problem-solving, strategy, persuading and influencing, innovation, decision-making, creativity and learning. Effective  intelligence is our ability to build mental-models that explain the world around us. The accuracy with which we build our mental models determines how well we are able to identify options available to us for utility maximization. . Effective intelligence is the ability to conceptualize the past and to use that data to make affirmative decisions about the future. This is what separates us from the animals; understanding the 4th dimension, time, on a theoretical level and applying that understanding to effectively control the  future events by processing large amounts of raw information/data into recognizable patterns which can be extrapolated/trended to predict an outcome or applied because the information/data has some inherent utility.An individual may have a high Effective Intelligence  but lower emotional intelligence. In order for the person to communicate very effectively, the emotional intelligence must be brought up. Awareness, control and management of one’s own emotions and those of other people is called emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to perceive emotion & integrate emotion to facilitate thought process & understand emotions and to regulate these emotions to promote personal growth.Effective intelligence comprise both ie Self-awareness & Social awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to read one’s emotions and recognize their impact while using gut feelings to guide decisions and Self-management  involves controlling one’s emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances. Social awareness is the ability to sense, understand, and react to other’s emotions while comprehending social networks.Emotional intelligence refers to developing successfully, and realizing our potential we not only need to build on our strengths but also work on our weaknesses, particularly thought patterns and emotions that can impair our ability to manage future challenges and hardships we will encounter.The following are some of the key characteristics of Emotional Intelligence:Emotional awareness: the ability to notice our feelings as & when  they occur.

Resilience: the ability to sooth ourselves, to move out of , or bounce back from, states of distress by being able to “take time out”, to stop, “cool off” and recompose.

Self-control: the ability to control self gratification and persist with goals despite setbacks and upsets; for example, commitment to, and persistence in, pursuing longer-term goals.

Empathy: a fundamental social skill, being able to understand people by being better attuned to their feelings.


 To sum up if we possess both effective and emotional intelligence we shall be able to understand and interact effectively with others. And shall be able to adjust with sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others and enhance our ability to entertain multiple perspectives. Teachers, social workers and politicians generally  exhibit interpersonal intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.

Alok Mohan



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