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Emotional Intelligence and Terrorism
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Is Terrorism Effective?
From an early draft of edi76.htm
By the way, I call Mayer and Salovey "university professors" because I don't feel comfortable calling them scientists anymore. I don't believe what they are doing now deserves to be called science. It is closer to what I would call science than the Goleman model of EI, but it still isn't good enough to satisfy me for reasons I have listed in other articles, such as the fact that their definition of EI depends on words which themselves are not clearly defined -- words like "ability" and "effective." Also, their definition of EI is too subjective. It depends on conformity to one's group, so what they would call emotionally intelligent in one group might not be emotionally intelligent in another group.
For example, if the majority of the people
in one group say that terrorism is an effective way to express
your feelings, does this mean it is emotionally intelligent to
agree with them? And what if in another group the majority think
that invading countries, bombing and killing people through
traditional, commonly accepted warfare is an
effective way to stop terrorism? Can we say that
someone is emotionally intelligent if they agree with the
majority in one group, but not in another and then call this
science? This seems like saying 2+2 =4 in some parts of the
world, but not in others and then calling this math.