The Deepest Inner Self: A Foundation for "Emtional Intelligence"

The Deepest Inner Self: A Foundation for "Emtional Intelligence"

Eugene Kaluzniacky (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-198-8.ch004
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Abstract

Until now, we have examined how we behave and function, and also how we think and learn. But, are we simply “rational animals” with an intellect, feelings, and a body? Is there, from a conceptual as well as experiential point of view, yet another component to the human person? This chapter assumes that, indeed, the deepest inner self (inner core, center, being, soul), does exist in and can be consciously accessible to a well-adjusted, aware human person. Furthermore, this central core can truly provide rejuvenated psychological energy in times of stress and change, and it can also provide stability and impetus to significantly creative efforts. Thus, it is proposed here that conscious awareness of one’s deepest self can indeed add a very important dimension to the work of an IS professional, particularly one whose work involves human interaction. As well, it is pointed out that connection to one’s inner self provides the basis for the currently popular notion of “emotional intelligence” (which will be defined later in this chapter), both at work and in personal life.

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Preface
Eugene Kaluzniacky
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Eugene Kaluzniacky
Just over seven years ago, I was on a flight home from the United States. Seated next to me was an IS professional coming to give training sessions... Sample PDF
The Myers-Briggs Personality Types
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Chapter 2
Enneagram Personalities  (pages 62-104)
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Recalling the definition of personality as “a complex set of relatively stable behavioral and emotional characteristics,” we can appreciate the... Sample PDF
Enneagram Personalities
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Chapter 3
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While personality relates to one’s behavior as a whole, cognitive function relates more explicitly to mental information processing. Since the... Sample PDF
Cognition, Creativity, and Learning
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Chapter 4
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Until now, we have examined how we behave and function, and also how we think and learn. But, are we simply “rational animals” with an intellect... Sample PDF
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Chapter 5
Areas of IT Application  (pages 222-250)
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A natural question in the minds of many readers is, “How is all this really going to influence daily IT work?” This chapter attempts to provide some... Sample PDF
Areas of IT Application
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Chapter 6
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At this point it may be useful to hypothesize how a typical North American IT organization might evolve in psychological awareness/emotional... Sample PDF
The Emotionally Intelligent IT Organization
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Chapter 7
A Call to Action  (pages 259-263)
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This book was not written primarily for academic interest (or for entertainment). Given existing interest among IT workers in some psychological... Sample PDF
A Call to Action
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An Integrative Model
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