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Emotional Intelligence, Children

Intelligence is a term people often associate with one’s cognitive abilities. However, there are multiple forms of intelligence, including emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a multifaceted term used to describe people’s emotional abilities and skills related to cognitive abilities and disposition. For example, it is used to describe an individual’s ability to exercise good judgment and guide their thinking and behaviors based on emotions and further used to describe the ability to correctly identify other people’s emotions. An additional component of emotional intelligence is the individual’s ability to register and understand conflicting emotions, such as feeling excited and scared at the same time. The ability to differentiate and label various emotions appropriately demonstrates the intersection of the cognitive and emotional systems. These systems create the ...

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