This member had the ability to recognize his emotions based on his body’s physiological signals. This means that he is able to detect whether there is danger in his environment or not. As a law enforcement officer, he should be able to decipher danger in his environment and react accordingly. Therefore, this result was as I expected of him as a law enforcement officer.
The emotional IQ of this member was much higher as compared to majority of people. With the high IQ, this member is able express his feelings, adapt appropriately to altering circumstances, appreciate his talents and strengths, motivate himself, is resilient and knows how to recover from drawbacks, in addition to being able to survive hardships. With a high IQ, this member understands issues easily and is diverse in his knowledge. Being a person in higher education, the results are as I expected. Having reached his level of education, he must have gone through lots of studies and was able to understand them for him to be at that level, hence his high emotional IQ (Gilmartin, 2002).
The results for member 3 showed the ability to easily identify certain emotions based on body reactions on a physiological level. This means that the member can easily tell whether someone is telling a lie or not just by their body reactions. However, the member finds difficulty in recognizing certain complex emotions because he is not exposed to them often. As a law enforcement officer, it is vital to have the ability to recognize emotions based on a person’s body reactions; hence the results were as expected. In regards to having difficulty identifying certain emotions, it is common as certain persons have perfected the ability to hide their real emotions and sustain a fake one (Gilmartin, 2002).
This member is able to identify his emotions based on his body reactions, hence the ability to identify his feelings. The member recognizes and pays attention to his body’s physiological responses. This means that based on his feelings, he is able to map an area as being safe or not and make the right move as a law enforcement officer. A law enforcement officer should be able to recognize and respond accordingly to his body’s physiological responses in order to avert an impending danger. Therefore, this result was just as expected for any law enforcement officer as they should be able to recognize and respond to dangers just by listening to their body’s physiological responses (Gilmartin, 2002).
- Gilmartin, K. M. (2002). Emotional survival for law enforcement: a guide for officers and their families. Chicago: E-S Press.