Everything about EQ a Teacher Must Know to succeed in the career


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To have ample knowledge of EQ is as important for the teacher as for anybody else. EQ is defined in Wikipedia as Emotional quotient (EQ) also known as Emotional intelligence (EI), is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goals.

Emotional intelligence helps you succeed in relationships and it is helpful in putting people at ease, create bonding and trust, aligning people towards the same goals. According to a research 90% of high performers, workplace possesses high EQ. Teaching is a highly stressful job, you need to manage a wide variety of emotions and problems and interact with large group of people. There are five categories of EQ and once you understand them, you will begin to understand how it can improve your teaching and excel in personal life.

Go through the below-listed five categories to reap the benefits of emotional intelligence.

  1. Self-Regulation – If you do not know to control your emotions, you resist changes in the workplace and become combative. So learn to adapt well in the face of change and be open to new ideas.
  2. Self-Awareness – Be aware of your emotions, then only you will be able to control them. Self-aware teachers tune into their emotions which make them more confident.
  3. Empathy – Empathy can be defined as your ability to judge how people feel and what roles your cations can play in their lives.
  4. Social Skills – Irrespective of what type of career you have, social skills are important. Successful people are known to have effective communication skills. Great communicators are needed for team management, conflict management, leadership roles, and tasks where cooperation is required.
  5. Motivation – Unmotivated teachers barely meet their goals. On the flip side, motivated teachers constantly strive to meet the next milestones and improve themselves. In the face of setbacks or oppositions, they are less likely to confront or get discouraged. All successful teachers are highly motivated and keep their fellow teachers away from the clutches of unwarranted anxiety. They are actually the morale boosters of an organization.

It can be simply concluded after scoping the above-mentioned five categories that EQ is vitally important to determine your success in the workplace. You will also see the crucial role these five categories play in your personal life as well. In a world where most knowledge is only a Google search away, emotional intelligence is also as important as technical knowledge.

Teachers who understand the role of “EQ” in shaping their career, always keep updating their technical knowledge but never plays down the significance of emotional quotient. Once you have better EQ, better outcomes of your efforts will start coming your way.

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