Emotional competence

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Emotional competence and Emotional capital refer to the essential set of personal and social skills to recognize, interpret, and respond constructively to emotions in oneself and others.[1] The term implies an ease around others and determines one's ability to effectively and successfully lead and express.[2]


Emotional competence is another term for emotional intelligence.[2]


Building up emotional competence is one way of learning to handle manipulative or passive-aggressive behavior in which the manipulator exploits the feelings of another to try to get what they want.[3][verification needed]

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  1. ^ Leland R. Beaumont. "Emotional Competency Web Site". Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  2. ^ a b Air War College (2000-09-21). "Emotional Competence and Leadership". Air War College. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  3. ^ Dickson, Anne (1982). A Woman in Your Own Right. Quartet Books. ISBN 0-7043-3420-8.


  • Dickson, Anne (2000) Trusting the Tides London: Rider
  • Gendron, Benedicte (2018) "The Power of The Emotional Capital in Education : Executive Functions, Heutagogy and Meditation/Mindfulness, Paris : Ed. Connaissances & Savoirs. https://www.connaissances-savoirs.com/the-power-of-the-emotional-capital-in-education.html/
  • Gendron, Benedicte (2004) "Why Emotional Capital Matters in Education and in Labour? Toward an Optimal Use of Human Capital and Knowledge Management", in Les Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques, série rouge, n° 113, Paris : Université Panthéon-Sorbonne. https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/file/index/docid/201223/filename/B-Gendron-emotional-capital-article04-signature-actualisee05.pdf
  • Gendron, Benedicte et Lafortune Louise (2008), Leadership et compétences émotionnelles, de l'engagement au changement, Presses universitaires du Québec.
  • Gendron, Benedicte (2015), Mindful management & capital émotionnel, L'humain au coeur d'une performance et d'une économie bienveillantes, Coll. RH, Bruxelles, Ed. De Boeck
  • Heron, John (1992) Feeling and Personhood London: Sage
  • Postle Denis (2003) Letting the Heart Sing - The Mind Gymnasium London: Wentworth

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