Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

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What makes people successful isn’t just only the zeal nor their smartness, but that essential trait called Emotional Intelligence (EI) that decides how behavior is being managed, survive every social complexities, ability to identify one and other emotions and as well as utilizing them towards personal decisions that guarantee success.

Several research point to the unhidden fact of how important high emotional intelligence is to the success of every business. Thus making notable industries in the developed countries hire staffs base on their emotional competency. Having some of the qualities of people with high emotional intelligence to be discussed here guarantees you a safer place in any endeavors of life in this present age.

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far,” wrote Daniel Goleman, Ph.D, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.

In his research directed toward finding out what drives a person to excellence, Goleman found out that Emotional Intelligent (EI) is more considerable than Intelligent Quotient i.e. a candidate with higher EI will always have the upper hand when compared to any other candidate with similar IQs.

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IQ is very hard to change, EQ can increase with deliberate practice and training,” Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of Business Psychology at University College London.

In continuation of his observations, Goleman noted that people with high Emotional Intelligence do not bother about criticism i.e. they remain focused on outcomes, rather than feeling offended.

Below are more signs that show you have this essential trait:

Never a Perfectionist

Studies show that Emotionally intelligent people won’t aim at becoming perfect. To avert any chance of lamenting or being depressed in the future if their goal is not realized. Because, failure to attain one’s goal makes one to give up and reduce any chance of being hopeful.

When you are Upset, you know why.

Everyone, and mostly everyday, we do experience quite numbers of mood swings i.e. we get sad, we get happy; which we often don’t know the cause. Goleman stated that self-awareness which is an important quality of an emotional intelligent person gives the ability to know exact the cause of ones’ change of mood.

Always Grateful

Rhett Power in his article, shared that people with high Emotional Intelligence always device a reason each day to be gracious. He added that they don’t let in critics steal their joy and also do not see the world as “glass half-empty” as a lot of people do.

Know your Strength and Weakness

“A big part of having self-awareness is being honest with yourself about who you are,” wrote Jessica Stillman, contributor at  What makes you an emotionally intelligent being is your ability to know and accept your shortcomings, as well as your area of excellence. Thereby working hard to manage oneself.

Too difficult to offend

It’s difficult for anyone to provoke people with high emotional intelligence because they are self-confident and open-minded. They are aware and boast of their ability to mentally draw the line between humor and degradation.

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