Emotional Intelligence is the ability to manage ourselves and relationship with others effectively. There are four fundamental elements of it described below: !Self Awareness * ''//Emotional self-awareness//'': the ability to read and understand your emotions as well as recognize their impact on work performance. relationships, and the like. * ''//Accurate self-assessment//'': a realistic evaluation of your strengths and limitations. * ''//Self-confidence//'': a strong and positive sense of self-worth !Self Management * ''//Self control//'': the ability to keep disruptive emotions and impulses under control * ''//Trustworthiness//'': a consistent display of honesty and integrity. * ''//Conscientiousness//'': the ability to manage yourself and your responsibilities. * ''//Adaptability//'': skill at adjusting to changing situations and overcoming obstacles. * ''//Achievement orientation//'': the drive to meet an internal standard of excellence. * ''//Initiative//'': a readiness to seize opportunities. !Social Awareness * ''//Empathy//'': skill at sensing other peopIe's emotions, understanding their perspective, and taking an active interest in their concerns. * ''//Organizational awareness//'': the ability to read the currents of organizational life, build decision networks. and navigate politics. * ''//Service orientation//'': the ability to recognize and meet customers' needs. !Social Skill * ''//Visionary leadership//'': the ability to take charge and inspire with a compelling vision. * ''//Influence//'': the ability to wield a range of persuasive tactics. * ''//Developing others//'': the propensity to bolster the abilities of others through feedback and guidance. * ''//Communication//'': skill at listening and at sending clear, convincing, and well-tuned messages. * ''//Change catalyst//'': proficiency in initiating new ideas and leading people in a new direction. * ''//Conflict management//'': the ability to de-escalate disagreements and orchestrate resolutions. * ''//Building bonds//'': proficiency at cultivating and maintaining a web of relationships. * ''//Teamwork and collaboration//'': competence at promoting cooperation and building teams.