Emotional Intelligence

Submitted By Devonmullen14
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Devon Mullen Mullen 1
John Starkweather
English 099
November 18, 2014
Big Brother
After reading Daniel Goleman’s essay, which is about emotional intelligence, the only person I could think of is my brother Josh. Josh is the closest person I know to being an emotional genius. He lives his life to the fullest and has very few, if any regrets. He has great mood management, Self-motivation and, has people skills. Many people in our society tend to hold grudges about something for a long time and they needlessly let it bother them, but not Josh. My brother’s ability to be able to manage his mood is amazing. Something small and insignificant that would probably bother most people doesn’t even bother him. For example, Josh has recently gotten laid off from his job. To most people, being laid off means the end of the world, but josh is different. That same day he said to me that everything happens for a reason and went out and started looking for another job. He doesn’t let the small things bother him and a lot of people don’t have the ability to do that, I admire this quality in my brother. Being self-motivated is a hard quality to come by, and it's a very important one at that. Not many people are self motivated but when one is it really makes life a lot easier. My brother has a huge amount of self-motivation and I have no Mullen 2

idea how he does it. Josh is always finding a way to better himself in everything he does. One day he decided he wanted to build a gazebo, He had just started going to school to be an architect, and he wanted to start his final project. He spent hours working on it, and was proving to be a difficult task. He kept telling me that if someone else can do it so can him. After many weeks of working on it he finally was able to finish it and it was amazing. There are a lot of people that would have given up the first day, but he didn’t and that makes him so much stronger than many other people. People skills, in my opinion are one of the biggest assets that someone could have. My brother could sell ice to an eskimo. When my