Do you agree, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent?”
Updated: Aug 27, 2020
Let’s think about it…
Eleanor Roosevelt’s well-known quote above helps us better understand the Self-Regard skill (within the Self-Perception area of a popular emotional intelligence tool, EQi-2.0). I love this quote and it’s so true. If you respect yourself and understand your strengths and weaknesses, someone making you feel inferior is less likely. If you use your self-regard skill frequently, it may also look like: being self-assured; a willingness to confidently admit mistakes or unfamiliarity with the situation; having a well-developed sense of identity.
As I read the EQ Edge book, the following really stuck out to me about self-regard, “Really successful people know what they’re not good at. They decide whether to work at improving themselves in those areas or to surround themselves with others who can compensate for their weaknesses.” I like this because we all have a choice – what skills should we spend time investing in? I know in work situations, I’ve surrounded myself with people who are stronger than me in certain areas and wow, I saw such benefits!
Those who don’t recognize what they’re not good at could end up failing in leadership. These people usually can’t admit their own mistake, often blame others for their mistakes, over emphasize their own strengths in order to steer people clear of the issue, and surround themselves with “yes men and woman” so they don’t have to be responsible for their error… This just sounds like a miserable environment to be in…
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