Emotional Intelligence Might Be The Biggest Skill Of All
Emotional intelligence might just be the biggest skill of all that a person needs to be successful in life. Unfortunately, it is a very internal development, hard to teach, and nearly impossible to quantify, score, or track in people. So while it might be an essential ability to develop, it is also very hard to teach kids and students before they grow up to adulthood and enter the professional arena.
Mental health experts and professionals such as psychologists and psychiatrists often abbreviate emotional intelligence as EI, and it is also alternatively called emotional quotient, or EQ. It is generally defined as a person's capacity to recognize various emotions. This skill involves both recognizing their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. Advanced ability is not just the capacity of recognizing between them, but also correctly labeling them, and then even guiding thinking to choose or adjust specific emotions.
Truly self-realized people are able to do this to keep themselves moving in the direction of their goals. While dreams and objectives might be inspiring at first, working on them over time can get draining, and keeping one's self motivated consistently is often the only way to work on the biggest goals in life that are not accomplished easily or quickly.
What measurements do exist for emotional intelligence suggest that individuals with high levels of this particular skill tend to enjoy better job performance and increased mental health. Leadership skills are often found in such individuals, as they are obviously capable of reading the emotions of their peers and subordinates and then navigate motivational techniques to them as well as themselves.
How essential is emotional intelligence to success in adult life? Some research has suggested that EI or EQ accounts for two-thirds of the success of any leader, more so than academic intelligence or technical proficiency in a given field.