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Cognitive Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Describe the differences between traditional cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence.

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1. Describe the differences between traditional cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence.

There is no total consensus on the definitions, only varying views that identify how the two concepts differ.

One definition:

Emotional Intelligence is about understands your own emotions and those of others, and being able to use this information to bring about the besing outcome for all concerned. It is knowing where emotions come from and being able to manage your own and those of others; knowing what emotions mean and what information they are providing; being able to work well with others as well as alone; being able to combine cognitive knowledge with emotional knowledge and use them in tandem (http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/iq/).

In contrast, cognitive Intelligence is intellectual abilities such as logic, reason, reading, writing, analyzing and prioritizing. These go on in your own head and utilize only the neocortex, not the emotional centers of the brain which also provide crucial information. These abilities do not require any social skills per se, i.e., you can solve a math equation by yourself, or write an essay, or balance a business?books by yourself?(http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/iq/).

EXAMPLE

Bill was brilliant in his field and the best IT person in the office as to technical skills, but his people skills were very low. He was abrasive, arrogant, short-tempered, and a perfectionist. Other people didn't like to work with him, ...

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This solution describes the differences between traditional cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence.

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