Self-Expression – High and Low Attributes

Emotional Intelligence (Bar-On Model)

Being able to openly and honestly express one’s true thoughts and feelings enables one to have healthy relationships and interactions built on trust.

Self-Expression Composite



  • Struggles to express own thoughts and feelings
  • May be emotionally dependent
  • May find it hard to describe how one feels
  • Expression of emotion may not be constructive
  • May refrain from sharing thoughts and beliefs
  • Free from emotional dependency on others
  • Constructively expresses thoughts and emotions
  • Can describe and articulate how one feels
  • Openly and confidently expresses oneself
  • Self-directed

EQ-i 2.0 Model

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