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Bar-On EQ Model

January 3, 2017 09:19 AM 1
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Bar-On EQ Model

Dear colleagues,
Emotional Quotient or EQ is a measure of your Emotional Intelligence just as IQ or Intelligence Quotient is a measure of your mental intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the aggregate of the strengths and weaknesses of your emotional competencies that influence how you handle yourself and others in coping with the demands and pressures of your business and personal life.
Developed by Dr. Michael Rock, the ADDEQ Online Emotional Intelligence is based on the Reuven Bar-On's EQ model. Dr. Reuven BarOn, a clinical psychologist, has conducted 20 years of extensive research on emotional intelligence. His research has crossed borders into the United States, Canada, Germany, India, Argentina, South Africa, Israel and Nigeria, in an effort to develop a cross-cultural approach to describing and assessing emotional intelligence. Also, his research results, published in 1997 with the American Psychological Association, indicated that emotional intelligence does change throughout life and can increase with age! Unlike IQ that remains relatively stable from about 17 years of age, you can grow your EQ throughout your life!!
The Bar-On model describes emotional-social intelligence as a cross-section of interrelated emotional and social competencies, skills and facilitators that impact intelligent behaviour. The Bar-On EQ Model consists of 5 meta-factors and each of these 5 meta-factors comprises a number of closely related competencies, skills and facilitators, which are listed below
a. Intrapersonal
1. Self-Regard: to respect and accept yourself as basically good.
2. Emotional Self-Awareness: to recognize your feelings and their effects.
3. Assertiveness: to express feelings, beliefs and thoughts and defend your rights in a non-destructive manner.  
4. Independence: to be self-directed and self-controlled in your thinking and actions and to be free of emotional dependency.  
5. Self-Actualization: to realize your true potential.  
b. Interpersonal  
1. Empathy: to be aware of, to understand, and to appreciate the feelings of others.  
2. Social Responsibility: to demonstrate yourself as a cooperative, contributing, and constructive member of your social group.  
3. Interpersonal Relationship: to establish and maintain mutually satisfying relationships that is characterized by intimacy and by giving and receiving affection.
c. Stress Management  
1. Stress Tolerance: to withstand adverse events and stressful situations without "falling apart" by actively and positively coping with stress.  
2. Impulse Control: to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act.  
d. Adaptability
1. Reality Testing: to assess the correspondence between what you experience and what objectively exists.  
2. Flexibility: to adjust your emotion's, thoughts, and behaviour to changing situations and conditions.  
3. Problem Solving: to identify and define problems as well as to generate and implement potentially effective solutions.  
e. General Mood  
1. Optimism: to look at the brighter side of life and to maintain a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity.
 2. Happiness: to feel satisfied with your life, to enjoy yourself and others, and to have fun.

Dr. Michael Rock has designed the ADDEQ to grow and develop each of the 15 competencies of your emotional intelligence to achieve extraordinary personal resilience, initiative, trust and relationships. 
If someone in  this forum has attended such program, can you kindly share your insights an educate us please.