Emotional competence and Emotional capital refer to the essential set of personal and social skills to recognize, interpret, and respond constructively to emotions in oneself and others.[1] The term implies an ease around others and determines one's ability to effectively and successfully lead and express.[2]


Emotional competence is another term for emotional intelligence.[2]


Main article: Assertiveness

Building up emotional competence is one way of learning to handle manipulative or passive-aggressive behavior in which the manipulator exploits the feelings of another to try to get what they want.[3][verification needed]

See also


  1. ^ Leland R. Beaumont. "Emotional Competency Web Site". Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  2. ^ a b Air War College (2000-09-21). "Emotional Competence and Leadership". Air War College. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  3. ^ Dickson, Anne (1982). A Woman in Your Own Right. Quartet Books. ISBN 0-7043-3420-8.