Great work on getting a handle on the issues of general intelligence. It sounds like we have a variety of debated ideas this week in this DQ and that is outstanding for moving us forward and helping us to glean from each others perspectives the power of enhanced knowledge. Now that we have taken a look at this topic what about the issue of emotional intelligence? Take a look at these findings: This is a new definition as of December 17, 2007. It is based on the academic work of the Jack Mayer and Peter Salovey. This definition differs from the Mayer Salovey definition in one very important way because it emphasizes that emotional intelligence an innate potential.In other words, each baby is born with a specific and unique potential for these components of emotional intelligence:
1. Emotional sensitivity
2. Emotional memory
3. Emotional processing ability
4. Emotional learning ability
Because the definition offered here is based on an innate potential, it makes a very important distinction between this inborn potential and what actually happens to that potential over a person’s life. What do we need to know about this concept that will help us understand our discussion this week?