Your emotional intelligence (EQ) is understanding your own and other people’s emotions.
First you need self-awareness, if you are not able to be aware of your own emotions, you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships.
It doesn’t matter how high your IQ is, if you can’t control your own emotions.
Successful people use their emotional intelligence to help with the stress they have and by being in control of your feelings will certainly help with your thoughts.
This is how successful people strive for excellence by being in control of their own emotions.
What exactly is emotional intelligence?
The ability to accurately identify your own emotions, as well as those of other people.
The ability to apply your emotions to tasks, such as problem-solving and knowing what you want and how to get it.
By applying your Emotional Intelligence you can control how you act or react to certain situations, you will also be able to help others by recognising their emotional state and help them be calm or get excited about a certain situation.
Emotional Intelligence has been with us since the beginning of time, if you think about it, we didn’t have speech to label what was going on; we simply acted upon how we felt.
People with a high level of EQ have a self-awareness that helps them understand themselves and why they act in a particular way.
They are not bothered by other people’s criticism, they remain focused on their own lives, rather than feeling offended.
If two people have similar IQs, the one with the higher EQ will likely be a better leader.
In life you need to be able to lead yourself and others, especially in the workplace.
Your social abilities are crucial for your success in any endeavour.
There are several attributes of emotionally intelligent people.
People who have EQ can change and adapt to different situations and circumstances without being stressed..
..And because of this they have a clearer idea of what to do next.
You can embrace change by knowing what you can or not control.
Being aware of yourself and how others are acting will give you a sense of what feelings are being felt.
Being able to relate to others, makes it essential in any communication.
With the ability to understand what family, friends and co-workers are going through, it can help you get through difficult times.
Having self-awareness means that you naturally know the importance of and how to maintain a healthy professional and personal balance in your life.
You eat well, get plenty of sleep and have many interests.
Having an inborn sense of wonder and curiosity makes you a more interesting person and people will like being around you
People with EQ are also forever exploring the possibilities of life.
With high EQ you ask more questions and are open to new solutions.
Always learning and implementing new ideas especially in the light of new information.
Every day is a new day and you see the positive side of life and you are more grateful for all that life has to offer.
With EQ you feel good about yourself and everything around you and don’t let other people’s negative opinions bother you or let toxic people affect your equilibrium.
Being grateful for the things you have and are going to be receiving are essential for a happier life.
Emotionally intelligent people try to make the world a better place…
…And are always improving their lives and helping the people around them.
We are emotional beings, we don’t do anything without a feeling being attached to it.
In different environments we act differently and when you change your environment your perception changes and then your feelings and how you behave.
In my guide you can dive deeper and read more about this and the other attributes that come with Emotional Intelligence.