Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
7) Debate upon the significance of the concept of emotional intelligence in today’s Digital age of alienation. (250 words)
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Why this question:
The question aims to evaluate the relevance of EI in the age of digital world.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in what way EI plays a vital role in the Digital age of alienation.
Debate – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly define what is emotional intelligence.
- Emotional intelligence refers to ‘the ability to identify one’s own emotions and those of others, harness and apply them to tasks, and to regulate and manage them’. Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a measure of one’s EI i.e. through a standardized test, one’s awareness of emotions in relation to self and others is known.
- Discuss the impact of digitalness in today’s world – digital alienation refers to manifestations of alienation online.
- Explain using day to day examples, suggest in what way EI plays a key role in managing emotions in a difficult world alienated by technology, social media etc.
Conclude by reasserting significance of EI.