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Emotional intelligence versus emotional competence
Emotional intelligence versus emotional competence

Author(s): Sebastian Vaida, Adrian Opre
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: emotional intelligence; emotional competence; personal development; models; theories

Summary/Abstract: For the past 25 years, emotional intelligence has been one of the most analyzed concepts in social sciences. The approach is on the border between the academic research and the business-organizational area. The concept first appeared almost three decades ago and made the headline in tenths of thousands of books and articles. Nevertheless, in this myriad of publications, we can depict three main approaches and models: emotional traits, emotional abilities and emotional competence. Although the majority of studies promote the advantages of emotional intelligence, something is missing from the puzzle, and that is the concept of emotional competence. The relation between these two concepts is a symbiotic one. Emotional intelligence is a prerequisite that forms the building bricks for developing emotional competence which, in turn, leads to performance. And in order to achieve the results that many training programs claim to bring (improved academic and job performance, personal development) emotional intelligence is a must yet not enough on its own. For long lasting results, emotional competence must be developed, based on improved emotional intelligence.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 26-33
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English