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Emotional Quotient: More than just your IQ !

Emotional Quotient: More than just your IQ !

Emotional quotient, much like intelligence quotient is said to be a measure of a person's emotional intelligence. Some might think of it as being "intelligent emotionally" and, to a certain extent, you can interpret it that way.

So, to unfold it, what is emotional quotient?

"Emotional Quotient or Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to recognize your own feelings and those of other people, to be able to motivate yourself, to manage emotions in yourself and in your relationships."

If you've noticed, our ability to interact with people is becoming one of the most important requirements in almost every job. If you don't believe us, check the job postings in any classifieds. Around 90% of the postings would have the following as their requirements- "Must possess excellent interpersonal skills; Must have the ability to deal with all levels of people; Must be able to work under pressure and capable of handling highly stressful situations." But have you ever come across an advertisement that states, "Must possess a high IQ, with at least a score of 100 and above." So, you have it, whether you like it or not, you need to have some emotional intelligence if you want to succeed in your career.

Emotional intelligence encompasses the following five characteristics and abilities as discussed by Daniel Goleman (1995), author, psychologist and science journalist.