What does “emotional quotient” mean ?
Emotional intelligence can be described as a persons ability to reason with and understand one’s own emotional state. A person who is emotionally intelligent is aware of how they feel and is able to identify, understand, and deal with the emotions effectively.
Quick fact – People who have difficulty getting along with others usually have a great deal of conflict in their lives. This is related to their emotional intelligence.
Those with high emotional intelligence are able to
- Recognize emotions easily in the self and others.
- Use this information wisely.
- Establish rewarding social relationships with others.
- Avoid/deal with problems and conflicts.
- Tend to be seen as calm and cooperative.
In addition to resilience, emotional intelligence is one of the most important factors that predicts success. Intellect (IQ) plays a less significant role when compared to either of the above. Researchers have proved time and again that people with high EQs are often the top performers in their fields, a 2011 study of 17,000 infants followed over 50 years revealed that high EQ was a better predictor of success when compared to academic performance.
In addition to success at the workplace, people with a higher emotional intelligence have longer marriages and lower levels of depression and anxiety. These people even seem to be are physically healthier.
The emotional intelligence test
The test consists of 40 questions, you will receive you results in terms of your ability to identify emotions, manage emotions and your ability to manage social relationships.