Emotionally unskilled, unaware, and uninterested in learning more: reactions to feedback about deficits in emotional intelligence.

@article{Sheldon2014EmotionallyUU,
  title={Emotionally unskilled, unaware, and uninterested in learning more: reactions to feedback about deficits in emotional intelligence.},
  author={Oliver J. Sheldon and D. Dunning and D. Ames},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={
          125-37
        }
}
Despite the importance of self-awareness for managerial success, many organizational members hold overly optimistic views of their expertise and performance-a phenomenon particularly prevalent among those least skilled in a given domain. We examined whether this same pattern extends to appraisals of emotional intelligence (EI), a critical managerial competency. We also examined why this overoptimism tends to survive explicit feedback about performance. Across 3 studies involving professional… Expand

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