Components of EC

We propose three main components of Emotional Competence (Scherer, 2007). These are based on existing theories that, in line with the original concept of EI, propose that emotions play a functional role in reacting to different events and situations.  In order to illustrate what we mean by these different components or aspects of EC we will use an example situation or vignette, in this case the death of a loved one who has been suffering for some time.

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