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 focuses on EQ as a wide array of competencies and skills that drive leadership performance. Goleman’s model outlines four main EQ constructs:
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.