There are a number of situations that will be faced in life. A high level of emotional intelligence can help make these situations easier.
Here are a number of examples:
- Academic or work performance. High emotional intelligence can assist in working through social challenges. Whether at school, work, or in social situations, there will be occasional challenges. Those with higher emotional intelligence succeed at leading and encouraging others, bringing them success. Individuals with higher emotional intelligence tend to have stronger levels of problem solving skills. These skills support everyday decisions as well as important ones.
- Physical well-being. To control stress, kids need to be able to manage and control their emotions. When stress gets out of control, it can cause extensive health issues. These include high blood pressure, elevated risk of stroke and heart attack, disrupted sleep. Working to develop emotional intelligence can help maintain good physical health, preventing many of these.
- Relationships. Communication, empathy, and understanding are essential in relationships. Those with emotional intelligence will have stronger, more productive communication skills. The higher level of empathy that comes with a higher emotional intelligence allows individuals to better understand how others are feeling, allowing them to respond empathetically and appropriately. This helps people form stronger bonds at home, work, and school.
Emotional intelligence is a skill set worth developing. Supporting children in building emotional intelligence skills can lead to a much happier, healthier life. These skills are essential in many of the situations individuals face as they grow, learn, and pursue success.