Emotional Intelligence♟

🌟 Emotional intelligence describes an ability to examine your emotions as well as the emotions of others, to interpret them correctly, and to use emotional information to guide your thinking and behavior and influence that of others (Goleman, 1995; Mayer & Salovey, 1990).

Emotional intelligence is what we use when we cooperate with our coworkers, have deep conversations with our friends or significant other, and manage our arguments peacefully. It allows us to connect with others, understand ourselves better, and live a simpler, healthier, and happier life. It has been psychologically studied that there are five necessary keys for a high EQ(emotional quotient) : self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. The first being “the ability to recognize and understand your own emotions”, second is being able to appropriately express, regulate, and control them. People with high EQ are also extremely motivated, not for superficial reasons like gaining wealth or fame, but for improving themselves and achieving their goals. Empathy which is also so important is understanding how others feel and recognizing how you would feel in their shoes. Empathy doesn’t mean that you have to tolerate or cheer on their behavior if it isn’t right, it just means that you understand where they are coming from and why they are behaving this way. Finally, social skills, which are based on communication, how you handle difficult situations with others, conflict-resolution abilities and leadership. You don’t have to be the most popular kid in school or the boss of the company in order to have leadership skills. Leadership is defined by inspiring others and guiding them, not by bossing them around and giving them orders. Always be the leader you would follow and remember that a leader whose only goals are power and control ends up losing them both‼️ Whenever we hear “intelligence” the first thing that crosses our mind is intelligence quotient (IQ) and not any other type of intelligence. Why is that? IQ is a score based on several tests that evaluate human intelligence but EQ is the ability to understand, analyze and express emotions. They complete each other.🕊 Our emotions have a mind of their own which is capable of outstanding things. “IQ gets you hired, EQ gets you promoted.” In the end, it’s all up to you, on how much work and dedication you are willing to put in order to become the best possible version of yourself.🖤 

“In a very real sense, we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.”-Daniel Goleman, Emotional intelligence book.💬


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