Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence as people know it more is the ability to identify and manage your emotions, as well as other people’s emotions. By practising emotionally intelligent manners your brain will adapt to make these behaviours involuntary and replace less helpful manners.
Most people see intelligence quotient (IQ) as best tool in our daily life because IQ is used to determine academic abilities and identify individuals with off-the-chart intelligence or mental challenges while EQ measures your ability to identify, manage, and express emotions. It is how you appraise your own emotions and the emotions of others.
Most of us are lead to believe that IQ is more important because it measures our academic abilities, from childhood when you don’t perform well in school it practically means that your IQ is very low or your probably just dumb, even in the past most recruiters looked at how much GPA you have on your certificate, educational qualification was much more important as it showed how intelligent a person is.
People with well-developed emotional skills are more likely to be content and effective in their lives, mastering the habits of the mind that foster their own productivity; whereas people who cannot marshal some control over their emotional life will fight inner battles that sabotage their ability for focused work and clear thought.Daniel Goleman, 1995
Most people who have high IQ and low EQ tend to not work well in workplaces or even fit well in their social lives, as they lack the ability maintain their own emotions, these people tend to be short-tempered, lack empathy or sympathy to anything that surrounds them, they are too closed off and self-centred to understand others or appreciate suggestions and have difficulty expressing themselves
A lot of companies now are testing emotional intelligence as a requirement in-order to be hired, it is important as most companies motivate teamwork and cooperation in the workplace, one cannot achieve being a team player by simply having an IQ, even the smartest person needs good people skills to succeed in these times.
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