Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the something in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.
Despite the significance of Emotional Intelligence, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. You can always take a scientifically validated test.
Dr. Travis Bradberry has analyzed the data from the million-plus people his website has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ. What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.
You have a robust emotional vocabulary.
You’re curious about people.
You embrace change.
You know your strengths and weaknesses.
You’re a good judge of character.
You are difficult to offend.
You let go of mistakes.
You don’t hold grudges.
You neutralize toxic people.
You don’t seek perfection.
You limit your caffeine intake.
You get enough sleep.
You stop negative self-talk in its tracks.
You won’t let anyone limit your joy.
Bringing it all together : Unlike your IQ, your EQ is highly malleable. As you train your brain by repeatedly practicing new emotionally intelligent behaviors, it builds the pathways needed to make them into habits. As your brain reinforces the use of these new behaviors, the connections supporting old, destructive behaviors die off. Before long, you begin responding to your surroundings with emotional intelligence without even having to think about it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0