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Grow your emotional intelligence

  • Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses
  • Acknowledge any stress or anxiety you’re feeling and resolve it before moving forward
  • Don’t take everything personally, and strive to accept other’s actions as a reflection of them instead of you
  • Be proactive, not reactive
  • Be sensitive to emotional signals (tone of voice, body language, eye contact to understand your counterpart).

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers and is the leading differentiator between employees whose IQ and technical skills are approximately the same. 

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Self-awareness

To become self-aware, you must be capable of monitoring your own emotions, recognizing different emotional reactions, and then correctly identifying each particular emotion. Self-aware individuals also recognize the relationships between the things they feel and how they behave.

How to improve self-awareness:

  • Ask for constructive feedback
  • Keep a journal
  • Learn new skills
  • Meditate
  • Pay attention to your thoughts and emotions
  • Pursue your passions
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Reflect on your experiences
  • Set goals
  • Use positive self-talk
  • Work on building a growth mindset

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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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People with high emotional intelligence (EQ) are generally found to have more success in life.

Being better at handling and gauging emotions and forming relationships is a formidable trait in this world of Artificiality and automation. EQ helps in people moving up the corporate ladder, in their job performance, in attaining better salaries, and is one of the top 10 job skills(or desirable trait in a prospect) of 2020.

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