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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Benefits of having high self-awareness

With mastery of the three core skills of the emotional intelligence competence, self-awareness gives you a greater control over the decisions you make. Therefore:

  • You can identify and understand the impact that your own feelings are having on your thoughts, memory, and creativity. For instance: you know you are excited by the chance of getting promoted to a new executive role, yet you feel vulnerable--in case you cannot meet all the criteria and feel silly in case people think you are arrogant. By identifying all three emotions (excitement, vulnerability, and silliness), you can work through them and apply confidently for the role. If you are not aware of your emotional triggers, you are more likely ...

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