Emotional Intelligence


14 signs that you’re emotionally intelligent — and a high performer.
When emotional intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ (emotional quotient), first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.
Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.
“Researchers have suggested that emotional intelligence influences how well employees interact with their colleagues. EQ is thought to play a role in how workers manage stress and conflict. It also affects overall performance on the job. Other studies have linked emotional intelligence with job satisfaction.”
Dr. Bradberry analyzed the data from the million-plus people TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ.
Here are 14 signs that you have a high EQ:

Source: Dr. Travis Bradberry, coauthor of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and cofounder of TalentSmart (Dr. Bradberry’s article originally appeared on LinkedIn and in Business Insider)

Additional Resource: Your Best Self at Work: Aligning Strengths, Emotional Intelligence & Resilience by authors Benjamin L. Dilla PhD and Joel B. Bennett PhD

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