Emotional Intelligence is Synergy in Intelligence

Abstract: 

Three emotional intelligence models are widely discussed in the literature: the ability model, trait model, and mixed model. This study introduces a model for understanding emotional intelligence: the synergy model. The emotional intelligence model presented in this study is simple and easy to understand. This study suggests that emotional intelligence is the synergy present in intelligence, where total intelligence is the sum of the intelligence quotient, emotional quotient, and unexplained quotient. The model shows three possible outcomes of emotional intelligence. It also suggests that the best way to understand and measure the impact of emotional intelligence is to listen, observe, and feel (LOF) it.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Mohammed R. Ahmed
Year of Publication: 
2015
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Psychology
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
447-55
Publisher: 
Scientific Research Publishing
Date Published: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Publication Language: 
English
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2015.64042
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