There is a lot of talk these days about emotional intelligence, or EQ. Many people believe that those who are good with emotions are predisposed to having high EQ. This isn’t always the case. In fact, some people have to work harder than others to develop their emotional intelligence skills. If you want to learn how to harness your emotional intelligence, or if you simply want to better understand what it is, then keep reading! In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of Emotional Intelligence and how you can start using it in your everyday life.
– What is emotional intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence is a skill that involves the use of self-awareness, social awareness, emotional regulation, and empathy. Think about the term for second. Emotional. Intelligence. I often like to say it’s a skill that helps you get smart about your emotions and how to use them to arrive at the best emotional outcomes in any situation. E.I. is sometimes referred to as E.Q. (emotional quotient) although it is still being worked out how to effectively measure this ability. Consider how getting smart about your emotions can improve your relationships, work performance, and personal fulfillment. We dive into that next.
-The benefits of having a high EQ
Anyone who’s ever found themselves in the middle of a heated argument knows that emotions can sometimes get the better of us. But what if there was a way to control our emotions, and use them to our advantage? That’s what emotional intelligence (EQ) is all about. EQ is the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions. And it’s not just about controlling your own emotions—it’s also about being able to read other people’s emotions and respond in a way that leads to healthy communication and meaningful relationships. People with high EQ tend to be more successful in both their personal and professional life. That’s because they’re better able to manage stress, resolve conflicts, and make quality decisions.
– Putting your EQ into practice in everyday life
Start by learning to recognize and name your emotions. Check out my emotion wheel for a wider vocabulary of emotions! Emotional clarity is crucial to being able to fully process your emotions. Once you’re able to identify how you’re feeling, you can start to understand what might be causing those emotions.
Pay attention to your triggers and work on managing them in a healthy way. Triggers are signals that we have some more learning to do about ourselves. Make a list of things you don’t like in others and explore why that might be.
In addition, try to become more aware of the emotions of those around you. When you can see things from another person’s perspective, it’s easier to find common ground and build healthy relationships. Lastly, don’t forget to take care of your physical health – as this is crucial to your overall wellbeing and ability to think and communicate clearly.