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Understanding emotional intelligence: 10 reasons emotional intelligence is important.

Understanding emotional intelligence: 10 reasons emotional intelligence is important.

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Understanding emotional intelligence: 10 reasons emotional intelligence is important.

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1. Emotional Intelligence Allows You To Form Better Relationship

When we are emotionally intelligent, it relaxes us towards other people’s assumptions. We also tend to have more and better social connections than those who aren’t.

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2. Emotional Intelligence Gives You Good Judgement.

In the face of disaster, emotionally intelligent people are often the ones who know the right moves to make. They have a bird’s-eye view of the problems and can analyze situations carefully.

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3. Emotional Intelligence Enables You To Be Open-minded.

Emotionally intelligent people can address situations with a mix of rationality and reason. They are always constantly looking for new and updated ways of challenging their own beliefs and biases. These people are also well-read and open-minded.

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4. Emotional Intelligence Reduces Risk To Drug Addiction.

Emotionally intelligent people are at a lower risk to engage in substance abuse when faced with issues that throw them out of their comfort zones. The safe space they have in their minds through the understanding of their emotions and feelings helps them look inwards for peace. They have coping mechanisms that are internal.

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5. Emotional Intelligence Causes You To Develop An Educated Mind

An educated mind is not necessarily one that has a high school diploma or a college degree. That person is someone who has a wide field of thought and knowledge that he/she can tap into when faced with life. Schools hardly teach us to develop a mind that’s educated with life’s realities, but one’s that’s educated by the school’s curriculum.

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6. Emotional Intelligence Improves Your Communication.

Your words will have sufficient seasoning as an emotionally intelligent person. You wouldn’t be so quick to drop your opinions about people or situations without prior reflection on what you are about to say.

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7. Emotional Intelligence Leads To Higher Stress Resistance.

The pain of daily vicissitudes will hardly get under your skin as an emotionally intelligent person. You will be committed to fighting through the hassles of the day in ways that won’t leave you burnt out or yelling at your kids.

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8. Emotional Intelligence Keeps Us At Peace.

If Hitler was emotionally intelligent, maybe he could have told the Jews that they upset him with their existence in a non-threatening and polite manner. That way, we may have spared about six million lives due to the Holocaust.

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9. Emotional Intelligence Can Prevent Depression.

Emotionally intelligent people are attuned to their feelings. So if perhaps someone like that develops suicidal feelings or thoughts, he/she is likely to seek help. Why? Because he/she knows that a lack of serotonin present in the brain causes those feelings, not that everyone despises them, the future doesn’t exist, and they’d be better off dead.

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10. Emotional Intelligence Increases Your Self-esteem.

How does it feel to be in charge of where your emotions take you? Great, I tell you. Your asshole ex may never drunk-text into sleeping with them again; you can tell your wife that you don’t like the way she spoke to your mother without breaking perfectly good chinaware. The thing is, humans like it when they’re in control. It makes them happy. And with emotional intelligence, we can continually grow this ability, evolving into the best versions of ourselves.

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