Increase your EQ

What role does Emotional Intelligence play in your life and business?

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is key for highly successful people. According to leading expert, Dr. Travis Bradberry, 90% of top performers have high EQ and it is responsible for 58% of your job performance.

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

As defined by Psychology Today, Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include 3 skills:

  1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;
  2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving;
  3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.

Seven characteristics of emotionally intelligent people.

They are:

  • Change agents
  • Self-aware
  • Empathetic
  • NOT perfectionists
  • Balanced
  • Curious
  • Gracious

Read more about the character traits of emotionally intelligent people.

What can increasing your Emotional Intelligence do for you?

  1. Hone your social skills by being a better listener and genuinely connect with others.
  2. Become more self-aware about your own emotions and how they influence your actions.
  3. Increase your ability to empathize and heighten your capacity to understand others.
  4. Be motivated to solve problems long term by responding rather than reacting.
  5. Learn to self-regulate by being fully aware of your emotions to think before you act.

Take the 5-day EQ Challenge!

Learn how to increase your Emotional Intelligence by taking the EQ Challenge by Rachael O’Meara


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2 thoughts on “The Role of Emotional Intelligence

  1. Cheryl Smithem says:

    Good points. I was not familiar with some of them, especially the notion that one ought to be able to have “the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.”

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