Emotional intelligence, and virtual-reality simulations may be in your future if you are going to change jobs.

Behavior and personality traits may become as important as your qualifications and experience.

This may be a challenge for the Introverted – or, the ”left-brain-dominant” person who doesn’t deal well expressing “feelings and sharing of personal information,” in many situations.

Sharing feelings in an INTERVIEW – will be a real stretch.

The bottom-line or end-game –

  • “Who are you?
  • “Will you fit this job – this team – this company?”

It is also a part of your EQ – Emotional Quotient — Emotional Intelligence -EI.

EQ is how you deal with failure.

  • Are you able to accept and re-group?
    Or, do you give up?
  • What did you learn from the failure?
    Or, will you be defensive and blame others?
  • How did it help you in the long run?
    Can you change your behavior?
  • Are you able to get back up and try again?

It is how you basically behave in negative situations.

  • Do you roll with the punches?
  • Do learn and move on?
  • Do you adapt?
  • How do you deal with criticism?
  • Do you take constructive criticism as a learning experience? Or, do you seek revenge?

It’s all a part of you and your ability to “cope.”

The Emotional Competencies (Goleman) model

The model introduced by Daniel Goleman[4] focuses on EQ as a wide array of competencies and skills that drive leadership performance. Goleman’s model outlines four main EQ constructs:[5]

1. Self-awareness – the ability to read one’s emotions and recognize their impact while using gut feelings to guide decisions.

2. Self-management – involves controlling one’s emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances.

3. Social awareness – the ability to sense, understand, and react to other people’s emotions while comprehending social networks.

4. Relationship management – the ability to inspire, influence, and develop others while managing conflict.