Did you know that while IQ’s are important, it’s emotionally intelligent people that seem to go the farthest in the business world? Why is that? Because they are excellent at building relationships. A highly emotional person (EI or EQ) is self-aware of their emotions and the emotions of other people. They can identify, understand, and manage their emotions and influence the emotions of others. This is a skill that can be taught and practiced. Emotional Intelligence is as important for the business leader as it is for the stay-at-home mom.
Traits of High Emotional Intelligence
- They exhibit self and social awareness.
- They can manage and influence emotions in a positive manner.
- They are good at setting boundaries.
- They understand their strengths and weaknesses.
- They are self-motivated.
- They are empathetic.
- They can embrace change.
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