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How Well do you Know Yourself?

The EQ-i 2.0, a scientifically proven emotional intelligence development tool, focuses on five key facets that work together to develop a level of emotional, social functioning and well being. The five elements that make up the EQ-i 2.0 model are: self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal, decision making and stress management. Before you can begin to understand others and your interactions and impact on those around you, self-perception and being in touch with your feelings is vital.

As Jean De La Fontaine said in 1679 “He who knows the universe and does not himself, knows nothing.”

The EQ-i 2.0 model starts by examining the intra-personal realm and focuses on three sub-scales within self-perception:

  • self-regard – inner strength and self-confidence
  • self-actualisation – pursuit of persistently improving oneself
  • emotional self-awareness – awareness and understanding of one’s emotions

Self-perception is the foundation of the model and it is only by exploring this area that you can understand the rationale behind your actions and the impact that it might have on others. These three sub-scales assess inner feelings relating to strength and confidence, the pursuit of self-improvement and explore how emotions have an impact on thoughts and resulting actions.

Being self-aware enables any potential areas for development to be identified. This is particularly important in the workplace where effective interpersonal relationships and working well in teams is fundamental. The EQ-i 2.0 emotional intelligence development tool provides key insights into your own behaviour allowing you to take a step back and reflect on your reactions to certain situations.