Flexibility – High and Low Attributes

Emotional Intelligence (Bar-On Model)

Flexibility: Adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors

Low level of Flexibility

  • Values tradition and routine; sticks to old habits
  • Rigidity in thinking and behavior; strong perseverance
  • May be against change in general, or change in oneself
  • Focused on completing tasks
  • May be unable to deal with the emotions associated with change

High level of Flexibility

  • Open to change; views change as refreshing and necessary
  • Compliant attitude; adaptable
  • Rolls with the punches
  • May be bored with the status quo

Flexibility is a sub-scale of the Stress Management domain.

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