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1. You Consider Alternatives Before Taking Major Steps.

Emotionally intelligent people are the contrary. They are skilled in selecting alternatives based on their principles. Also, if they make wrong choices, as everyone does at some point, they dare to live with their blunders.

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8. You Know When And How To Apologize.

Emotionally sound people know when they’ve made a blunder, and they sincerely apologize for it. However, many people lack this simple skill in today’s world.

Parents have too much of an ego to spare to enable them to apologize for mistreating his/her kids. This is not a sign of high EQ.

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5. You Are Unhurried To Anger

If Esther was emotionally intelligent, she wouldn’t have slammed her phone on the floor immediately after she found out Cynthia had more Instagram followers than she does.

Now, Cynthia not only has to deal with a bruised ego but a bruised phone as well.

Anger is not a bad thing. However, when mismanaged, it often leads to chaos.

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10. You Are Assertive Without Being Disrespectful.

One key sign of an emotionally intelligent person is that he/she has great self-respect. They can stand up for themselves if someone treats them against their will. Emotionally intelligent people are also sensitive against threats to their sense of self and do well to guide themselves.

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9. You Have Empathy

“Who you speak so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying,” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

An emotionally intelligent person is very sensitive to social cues. They can easily notice strange behavior in a friend or partner without being told.

It is also in their nature to connect to those who are in pain or are suffering.

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7. You Are A Realistic Goal-setter.

When you have a goal and you don’t plan for it; it’s merely a wish. Emotionally intelligent people are more likely to have the coordination to plan critically for the future, despite spur-of-the-moment distractions. They don’t do things because regular people are doing them. The only things they involve themselves in are those things they genuinely care about.

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4. You Are Not Easily Swayed By Words.

The words of others don’t easily sway emotionally intelligent people. They carefully weigh uncommon knowledge against their standards of reasoning before giving it a chance to influence them. Advertising gimmicks, or the alluring words of a suitor, do not easily fool them.

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3. You Understand Consent.

To be emotionally intelligent means being skilled at taking no for an answer. They know that not everyone may agree with the way they think the universe should work; they sleep well at night knowing this.

Someone does not smother their egos when a contradictory statement is made about them.

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What Is Emotional intelligence?

This is also known as EQ. It is less popular than “fluid or crystallized” intelligence or IQ, which is estimated to determine roughly 20 percent of a person’s success in life.

However, this doesn’t make EQ less important.

A person who has a substantial EQ is very much relevant in today’s world, maybe even over one with a higher IQ.

Whoever made us structured the human brain to function in a way that makes us make impressively stupid decisions. That you are an emotional wreck is normal. You don’t need to freak out.

Here are ten ways to know if you are emotionally intelligent:

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2. You Don’t Feel The Need To Always Be Right.

Someone who is emotionally intelligent knows that he/she is not a knower of all. These people don’t feel the need to over substantiate their points in an argument. They are careful listeners, and they know when it’s time to let go of a stance when it seems doubtful.

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6. You Can Postpone Gratification.

In responding to others in real-life situations, only few people have the patience to suppress the fury of their emotions. Postponing gratification prevents you from picking fights with unpleasant people, only to realize you were at fault

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Use assertive communication

Assertive communication allows us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions without judging or blaming other people.

Emotionally intelligent people know how to communicate their opinions and needs in a direct way while still respecting others.

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How To Be Emotionally Intelligent.

Without an emotionally intelligent mind, we will simply live our lives at the mercy of life.

Although, that’s already kind of how life works, but we have the power to control a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean ourselves.

Stephen Covey called this “a lot” our Circle of Influence in his best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Effective People.

Taking charge of our emotional intellect doubly causes to take charge of this Circle of Influence. And it will help us live an effective life with others and with ourselves.

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What is emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it's an inborn characteristic.

The ability to express and control emotions is essential, but so is the ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Imagine a world in which you could not understand when a friend was feeling sad or when a co-worker was angry.

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