Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) has over the decades, been kept under the shadow of intelligence quotient (IQ). Intelligence Quotient(IQ) has been seen as more important over the years, but recent studies have shown that though intelligence quotient (IQ) is essential and completely necessary, emotional intelligence does supersede it.

Emotional intelligence, can be noticed in a persons carriage and comportment. A person with EI, is able to understand his/her emotions, and control it perfectly according to desired outcome. This person can also study, understand, and control the emotions of others, has better relations with people, and hardly gets into fights of arguments.
People who possess EI qualities perform better in their jobs, have better leadership, and people management skills, this is because they are in tune with their emotions, they also put other peoples emotions into consideration, and systematically control the actions and reactions of others, while putting theirs in check. According to Goldman, EI accounts for 67% of abilities necessary as deemed for excellent leadership performance, and has importance twice as much as IQ,skills, or technical intelligence.

Some elements that are consistent with Emotional intelligence includes:

  • Empathy
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Social skills

A fact you should know is that unlike IQ, which usually remains the same over years, and hardly ever changes, emotional intelligence is a skill that can be developed over time. It requires self discipline and training to be able to achieve this personality building skill, which can go a long way to improve your relationship with others, which in turn can improve job performance, leadership skills, and other aspects in life.


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