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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 1-2 ( February-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

A Study of Emotional Intelligence of Cases with Substance Dependence

Sarika Alreja, Deepak Kumar Mishra, K. S. Sengar, Amool R. Singh

Keywords : Emotional Intelligence, Substance Dependence, Neo cortex, Intrapersonal management

Citation Information : Alreja S, Mishra DK, Sengar KS, Singh AR. A Study of Emotional Intelligence of Cases with Substance Dependence. 2011; 14 (1-2):15-19.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-14-1--2-15

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Nobody's expressed intent is to become addicted. Their intent is pleasure, or to relieve suffering, to have fun, to fit in, to quell anger, or any number of other things. Intentionality is an emotional intelligence competency which permits the patient to accomplish what he sets out to, not something else. The present study examined the association between emotional intelligence and substance dependence in terms of intra-personal awareness (own emotions), interpersonal awareness (others emotions), intra-personal management (own emotions) and inter-personal management (others emotions) and aggregate emotional quotient. Sixty substance dependent patients diagnosed according to ICD-10 criteria and sixty normal participants matched in gender were taken for the study. Participants were individually assessed on Mangal Emotional Intelligence Inventory to examine the status of emotional intelligence. In comparison to normal participants substance dependent patients were significantly deficient in almost all the areas of emotional intelligence under study.

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