Glossary

1. Accurate Self-Assessment
2. Achievement Drive
3. Commitment
4. Emotions
5. Emotional Awareness
6. Emotional Competency
7. Emotional Competencies
8. Emotional Intelligence

9. Emotional Resilience

10. Empathy

11. Initiative and Optimism

12. Motivation

13. Self-Awareness

14. Self-Confidence

15. Self-Regulation

16. Social Skills

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1. Accurate Self-Assessment


Individuals with the ability to undertake accurate self-assessment are aware of their strength and weaknesses, learn from previous experiences and are open to new ways of looking at things and self development.


2. Achievement Drive


Achievement drive is important in Motivation. Individuals with this ability are outcomes focussed and are able to learn how to improve their levels of performance.


3. Commitment


Commitment is important in Motivation. Individuals with commitment have the ability to make necessary sacrifices in meeting bigger goals.


4. Emotions

 

Emotions are the inner feelings we experience such as love, joy, surprise, anger, sadness and fear.

Experiencing an emotion involves changes throughout our whole being including our physiology, biochemistry, thoughts, behaviour and even in our state of readiness for action.


5. Emotional Awareness


Emotionally aware individuals know which emotions they are feeling (as they occur), and why they are feeling them. They also realise the links between feelings and what they think and say, and how their feelings affect their behaviours.


6. Emotional Competence


Emotional Competence is about how well we have learnt to effectively apply emotional information to our daily lives. It is the learned ability to translate emotional intelligence into essential life skills and capabilities. Emotional intelligence refers to our innate ability to receive and process emotional information. Emotional competence refers to how well we have learned to apply emotional information effectively in our daily lives.


7. Emotional Competencies


Emotional Competencies are the skills and attributes we learn and develop that strengthen our Emotional Intelligence and the degree of our Emotional Competence. Emotional Competencies include skills and attributes defined as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social awareness.

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8. Emotional Intelligence


Emotional Intelligence concerns our ability to recognise and process emotional information. It is the potential or capacity we have to acquire and apply emotional information. This includes the capacity to recognise our own feelings and those of others, the capacity to control and motivate ourselves and manage emotions well in ourselves and our relationships. When measured, Emotional Intelligence can predict significant outcomes in social relationships, performance at school and work, and mental and physical well-being.


9. Emotional Resilience


Emotional Resilience is that ability which allows someone to bounce back to a normal, healthy emotional state after coping with very difficult and very challenging emotional issues.


10. Empathy


Empathy is the ability to read and respond well to emotions in others. These individuals are sensitive and understand the needs and point of view of others.


11. 1nitiative and Optimism


Initiative and optimism are important factors in motivation. Initiative and optimism gives individuals abilities to make the best of opportunities. They are also able to persist in trying to achieve goals despite obstacles and setbacks. Such individuals are able to operate from a stand point of 'hope of success' rather than 'fear of failure'.


12. Motivation


Motivation includes abilities such as Achievement Drive, Commitment, Initiative and Optimism.


13. Self-Awareness


Self-awareness includes the ability for Emotional Awareness, accurate Self-Assessment and Self Confidence.


14. Self Confidence


Individuals with self confidence are confident in their own abilities. They are able to stand up for what they think is right even though it might be unpopular. They are also able to make good decisions even under pressure.


15. Self-Regulation


Self-regulation includes abilities for self control, trustworthiness and conscientiousness. Individuals with these abilities are able to manage impulsive feelings and distressing emotions well. They stay calm and positive even when it is quite difficult to do so, managing to also remain focussed when under pressure. These individuals act ethically, that is, in a moral, fair and decent manner. They keep their promises and are able to build trust through reliability. In addition, individuals with good self-regulatory abilities are able to admit their mistakes, confront misbehaviour in others, and are organised and careful in their work.


16. Social Skills


Good social skills includes abilities to win people over, communicate well, be a good listener and be able handle difficult issues appropriately.

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