IQ/EI - Definitions & Quotations

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IQ/EI - Definitions & Quotations

Postby Deep Spirits » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:24 am

A Few Definitions & Quotations

[P]sychology
The science of the mind or of mental states and processes.


[P]hilosophy
The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.


[I]ntelligence
Capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge.


[E]motional intelligence (EI)
Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while other claim it is an inborn characteristic.


Salovey & Mayer wrote:We define emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions.

Freedman wrote:Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions.

David Caruso wrote:It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head - it is the unique intersection of both.
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