Building Emotional Intelligence
Are you familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ)? Do you know that it is a key component in a person's personal, professional and social life? And the good news is that it can be developed and improved through awareness and practice.
When we think of successful people we tend to make the assumption that they must be really “smart”, that their I.Q. must be really high. You might be surprised to know that a person’s intelligence actually ranks lower in the characteristics that make them successful than their EQ, which is a more important indicator of achieving overall success in life!
Basically, what it comes down to is that we can be the smartest person in the room, but if we are unable to recognize, understand, and effectively cope with our emotions, it's not going to matter. If we are not able to interact with and relate to others in a positive manner, from a place of self-awareness, no one will ever get the chance to see just how smart we are. Instead, they will likely make their escape ASAP and find someone with whom the interaction is more comfortable.