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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Accurate self-awareness

Accurate self-awareness is the ability to, clearly, see your own inner strengths and weaknesses.

Professionals with an accurate self-awareness are able to know which emotions they are feeling, at any time, and why they are feeling them, without judgment. They can connect the dots and build the links between their feelings and what they think, do, and say. Therefore, they can easily recognize how their emotions and feelings are affecting their performance and the teamwork or the environment--as emotions are a contagious virus.

Professionals who lack emotional self-awareness often feel stressed and overwhelmed, because they don't know how to establish priorities--health, family, and a balanced work life. Therefore, they ...

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