The Swijtink work states that emotional intelligence can be described as the capacity to identify emotions in a way that can help in understanding the knowledge of emotions, armed with this ability an individual can grow both emotional and intellectually. According to Concordia University the term emotional intelligence was first used by a pair of psychologist by the names of John Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1990. Concordia University notes that although these two individuals were instrumental in the genesis of emotional intelligence, it was Daniel Goldman as a journalist and a psychologist who in his seminal work changed the landscape of using strictly intelligence quotient.
Concordia University. (n.d.). Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence Theory Explained. Retrieved from http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/reference-material/daniel-golemans-emotional-intelligence-theory-explained/.
Swijtink, Z. G. (2009). Daniel Goleman's five components of emotional intelligence. Retrieved from http://www.sonoma.edu/users/s/swijtink/teaching/philosophy_101/paper1/goleman.htm.