How Did Jesus Display Emotional Intelligence

Over the past two thousand years, there have been many theories about what makes someone good or evil. Some say it is your personality, while others claim it is your behavior.

But none of these theories seem to agree upon one thing – whether it’s important or not.

What most people refer to as “emotional intelligence” seems to contradict this idea that who you are makes much difference.

Some experts even believe emotional intelligence can be a crutch because it puts too much emphasis on feeling rather than doing.

So how did God, the creator of the universe, go about determining moral qualities? By acting!

He created us with an instinctual sense of right and wrong, and his grace was to show us why those things are worth living and dying for.

This article will talk more in depth about some examples of moral excellence through emotion. But before we get into them, let me give you my definition of emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence (or EI) refers to our ability to recognize, evaluate, and manage our own emotions as well as the emotions of other people.

It is also referred to as self-awareness, empathy, and understanding of emotions. These concepts are clearly linked, so I will discuss them together here.

Self-awareness means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This includes knowing which parts of you are strong and which are weak.

Jesus and the disciples' reactions to his teachings

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

After one of His many lessons, He had some of His students leave and go talk with other teachers about what they learned from Him that day. This is often done in education so that students can compare and contrast different concepts.

Some of those students left were hungry or thirsty and asked for food or water. Others needed help finding an appropriate job or helping them put together their clothes after washing them.

Jesus knew all these things, and it didn’t make him any more powerful than anyone else. But he did show us how to use emotional intelligence to influence others.

He was able to relate to people where they were at because of His infinite knowledge and love for them.

That is why some people who heard His teaching became followers and even spent their lives trying to teach the same lesson He did. - Sam Vakoc

Summary: In this article, I will discuss examples of emotional quotient (EQ) in the Bible. These examples include things like understanding feelings, self-awareness, empathy, and more.

I will also look at the ways that God's children are encouraged to have higher EQ in the Bible. And since the Bible teaches us about being compassionate, I will mention that as well.

All of this applies not only to believers but nonbelievers as well. We should always try to understand other people's points of view and be willing to show sympathy when necessary.

Jesus' use of parables

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

A story is not just an anecdote that uses characters to tell a tale. A story has a narrative structure, or framework, that ties it all together. A good story follows a pattern known as the five-act plot.

The first act sets up the situation and introduces the main characters. The second acts shows how they struggle with conflict and problems in their relationship.

In the third act, the climax comes when the main character faces his or her greatest challenge. This usually happens at a moment of truth, such as when there’s a serious argument or confrontation.

In the fourth act, the resolution comes after the main character experiences either success or happiness. This can be seen when someone achieves a goal he or she has been working hard towards, or if the person gets what he or she wanted out of the relationship.

In the fifth act, the protagonist goes beyond the initial setting and conclusion, leaving you to wonder what will happen next.

Jesus' use of stories

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

A good story is told in context to convey a message or idea. The audience members know what will happen next, so they can prepare for it. Stories help us connect with other people through similarities; we relate to them because we understand what happens next.

Stories also give us insight into how someone else thinks about things. For example, most people think that life comes only once, which makes death even more significant. Because of this, funeral services are very emotional – there’s a sense of loss but also hope for another chance at living your dream.

Another way stories help us deal with emotions is by comparing one situation to something similar. For instance, if you read about a person who lost their dog, you may feel sad for her, but then remember how much you love dogs yourself and you’ll put away your grief.

When it came time to tell his disciples that he was leaving, Jesus used a story to explain why he would die. He talked about bread and fish, two foods that almost anyone has enough of. By telling this familiar tale, he made his departure seem normal and necessary.

After listening to this story, many people agree that while dying isn't pleasant, it's also not as surprising as some things people say. In fact, several religions have stories where a god dies to save others.

Jesus' use of analogies

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

Analogies are powerful tools for explaining difficult concepts. They help us make connections that otherwise may not be possible. A good analogy helps us relate to something intuitively so that we can understand it more clearly.

Jesus used many analogies to explain the concept of love. He taught his disciples to "love your neighbor as yourself" (see Matthew 22:39-46). This is a very large command!

It is easy to get confused by this idea, especially since most people do not necessarily have clear ideas about what it means to 'neighbor'.

I think one reason why these definitions change over time is because people have different ideas about who their neighbors are. In some cultures, it is only individuals within your tribe or community that qualify as being a true neighbor.

In other societies, serving your neighborhood or city qualifies as being a neighbor, while serving others in distant countries is an even bigger challenge. You might consider people closer to you to be part of your local community, but I hope you agree that no matter how close someone is to you, everyone else is also a worthy recipient of your love.

Jesus' use of humor

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

In fact, one can make an argument that Jesus displayed even higher levels of emotional intelligence than most people do. He made fun of those who assumed he was out to overthrow the Roman Empire or were skeptical about his prophecies.

He called these individuals "whitewashed" or "white in name only." To them, religion was something you did not need to really believe in for it to be worth it.

Jesus never took this attitude himself. Quite the opposite actually- he lived by his words and worked tirelessly towards helping others find inner peace and happiness.

This is what makes him so special. Not just because he taught us how to live our lives, but also because he showed us how to love other people as much as or more than we love ourselves.

Jesus' use of anger

When Jesus was angry, he displayed it clearly. His emotions were always in control, however strong they may have been at times. He never held a grudge or soured on people for any reason.

He got mad about some things but only for a short time before letting go and moving on. When his friends argued with each other, he would try to bring them together so that they could talk it out.

When someone wronged him, he let his anger show but he didn't take revenge. Instead, he prayed and hoped that the person would change and learn from their mistakes.

He knew that God is love and that we are all connected as one big family, so when someone treats us badly, there's a chance they'll get treated the same way back.

Jesus understood how emotional intelligence works and he did not put up with bad behavior because of this.

Jesus' use of fear

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

In this sermon, one of his final addresses before his death, Jesus makes references to being like a child in God's kingdom that he promises will be for us one day. He also mentions fears as something we need to overcome with him.

Jesus says that you are not worthy of his love until you know how to get rid of your own internal fears. Only then can you expect to receive his love when you live according to his moral standards.

He goes onto say that if people see him as someone who is powerful and could take revenge or hurt others, they will never truly believe that he is sent by the true God.

On the other hand, if people saw him as having weaknesses and needing help himself, they would believe more about his divine nature. People who knew him well said that there was no way to tell whether he was really feeling afraid at times.

Lessons in emotional intelligence

how did jesus display emotional intelligence

Over the past two centuries, there have been many theories about what makes someone succeed or fail in life. These theories focus on different traits such as being hardworking, motivated, self-confident, etc.

But one trait that almost every successful person has in common is something called emotional intelligence (or EQ for short).

Emotional intelligence refers to how well you understand and control your own emotions, and also how well you identify and manage those of others.

It’s not actually a “skill” per se, but instead it’s more like understanding a concept. You can be smart without having much EQ, just like you could be tall without being tall enough to reach the top shelf.

Everyone has some degree of EQ, but people with higher levels are better at recognizing and controlling their emotions than individuals who are less skilled. This is because they recognize and acknowledge their feelings before acting upon them.

Furthermore, these individuals are able to differentiate between various types of emotions and know when to apply which ones in certain situations.

We all have our days where we may feel low energy or tired, but we still work through most of the day without complaining or giving up. However, there are times when this level of endurance seems to give out and you need a break.

That’s when your EQ comes into play.

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