Guide to recognizing emotional intelligence ( EI) in business partners, yourself, colleagues etc.
There are some who would argue that in the realm of financial success, or success in industry, it is far more important to posses a high EI than IQ. There are others who argue in favor of Intellect over Emotional awareness. No matter which side of the argument you land.
It is obvious that possessing some degree of the collection of traits that has been coined as EI or emotional intelligence is very important to one's chances of success in this world. EI is as important in the home as it is in the boardroom.
So what is Emotional intelligence? The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
That said, here are 5 qualities of people with high EI.
Self-awareness is the ability to recognize, assess and communicate your emotions in real time. The idea here is to be able to differentiate - as it relates to dealing with people, which emotions are appropriate and otherwise. Try not to think of certain emotional dispositions as good or bad. But rather helpful in a situation or not.
Effective self-assessment of feelings and emotions will help to improve your confidence and self-esteem.
Emotionally intelligent people typically maintain a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives. They are typically health-conscious and exercise regularly. They understand the importance of having a well-rounded life.
Empathy can be described as the awareness of the needs and emotions of others both individually and in groups, and being able to truly see things from the point of view of others.
Empathy is often displayed by those with high levels of emotional intelligence.
Emotionally intelligent people tend to be very curious. They usually are the types who ask many questions and will immerse themselves in various diverse issues trying to understand the fundamental elements of topics.
People with high EI are inherently able to adjust very quickly to changing set of circumstances. The recognize and quickly make changes in their psyche to deal with change.