I am going straight to the point: vast research has been done in the topic; Emotional Intelligence (EQ) makes a person successful, more than IQ.
EQ helps in building stronger relationships, succeed at work, and achieve career & personal goals. ALL IN ONE type of thing.
EQ builds in 4 pillars, different authors have different recipes, same ingredients though;
1. Understand own emotions
2. Control own emotions
3. Understand other’s emotions
4. Manage relationships
That is: knowing own strengths and weakness, having self-confidence, control impulsive feelings, being positive, take initiative, being flexible, adapt to changes, being aware of other’s needs and concerns, maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire others and listen.
EQ is a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice!
A research by Forbes demonstrate the urgent need to work on EQ ASAP, it was found that people with a high degree of emotional intelligence make more money—an average of 27,074.97€ more per year than people with a low degree of emotional intelligence.
There are many ways to identify which pillar needs improvement, an online EQ self-assessment test is the best way.
Tentacles of EQ reflects in all aspects of life, and it helps one to enjoy the roller coaster ride.
To conclude this post, here is what happens when EQ is forgotten:
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