Emotional Intelligence

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

The talent to understand and effectively manage ourselves and our relationships with others.

To achieve this talent, the Mental Ninja must become proficient in three key disciplines that help make up emotional intelligence:

  • Self-Image
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness


  • Once these disciplines are mastered, the Mental Ninja will be empowered with a skill set that will help him to be in total control of his emotions and feelings in any social situation.

    We will discuss the first discipline. The other disciplines will be discussed as our characters continue on their journey.

    Self Image

    This discipline relates to the first step the Mental Ninja must achieve prior to proceeding to any of the others. It is the most important step, because all other experiences and interactions rely on developing a strong and healthy sense of self.  This idea has been discussed already, and includes developing an accurate understanding of your-self, including strengths and weaknesses.  Accepting that self image builds confidence and a strong sense of self worth.

    *The information on emotional intelligence is largely from the work of Daniel Goleman. A more thorough understanding can be found here: Goleman, D., (1995) Emotional Intelligence, New York, NY, England: Bantam Books, Inc.

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