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Many of us believe that having emotional intelligence means being “nice.” But this belief conceals some fundamental benefits to developing one’s EI.
For example, simply saying someone is nice can belie the fact that they’re only nice to some people and not others. Niceness is also interpreted as someone who tries to avoid confrontations and is thus easily manipulable.
They are: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
None of these is aligned with “niceness.” In fact, being skilled in each of the four components of emotional intelligence would allow you to have confrontations when you need to, and to do it more strategically and productively.
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Is the measure of an individual’s abilities to recognise and manage their emotions, and the emotions of other people, both individually and in groups.
There is no correlation between IQ and EQ scores.
IQ has no connection with how people understand and deal with their emotions and the emotions of others (EQ).
You simply can’t predict emotional intelligence based on how smart someone is.
Compassion is what we focus on for emotional intelligence.
It's the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions, to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships, and to manage your own and others’ emotions.
EI means the mastery of emotional competencies.
That includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.