Theme: Identity & Personal Development

Emotional Intelligence Exercise

by Yolo Akili Robinson

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce participants to a consideration and application of emotional intelligence theory, in an effort to develop and sustain love, nurturance, and awareness within interpersonal relationships.


By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Define Emotional Intelligence (EI).
  • Compare and contrast at least three differences between thoughts and feelings.
  • Formulate at least one “Feelings”-focused statement.
  • Explore skills and resources for further development of EI skills.

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Group Size

8–20 participants
1–2 facilitators


65 minutes


Flip chart paper
Printed handouts
Writing utensils