Emotional Intelligence & Competencies

There are some requirements for developing and maintaining a web of healthy relationships. They are the same for your life as a teenager and your life as an adult. The basics are covered here, but there are lots of resources out there that you can take advantage of that will provide details on each of these competencies. We will focus on emotional intelligence (EQ) and four basic relationship competencies.

“Emotional Intelligence” – The Foundation

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, understand and manage emotions in order to empathize with others, communicate effectively, solve problems or manage conflicts and relieve stress.

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness

The Three Basic Relationship Competencies

There are lots of competencies that support relationships, but these are the most basic. Active listening is really part of effective communications, but it is separated here because it is so important and deserves specific attention. Similarly, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision- making are closely related, but are best addressed with their own focus.

  • Communications
  • Active listening
  • Conflict resolution & problem solving