Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
6. Happiness is inextricably tied to your Emotional Intelligence. Examine. (150 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Mission-2023 Secure (revision).
Key Demand of the question:
To develop a link between emotional intelligence and happiness.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving the positive correlation between happiness and emotional intelligence.
First, write about as to how EI can lead to happiness – Emotionally intelligent people understand that happiness is worth short-term sacrifices, they don’t let what they cannot control affect what they can, they always abide by their values etc. Substantiate with examples.
Complete the answer by summarising.