Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is the ability to understand the emotions and thoughts of others as well as oneself, and then to use this understanding to guide behavior. In other words, someone with a high EQ is able to work out the motivations and feelings of others and then use this to guide their actions towards the best outcome. In many ways, EQ is actually a more useful measure than IQ when it comes to predicting career performance and general life satisfaction. But how do you go about measuring such an abstract concept? Well that all depends on who you ask [...]
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The term 'Emotional intelligence' refers to your ability to understand the motivations of others, to understand your own emotions and motivations and to communicate these things effectively. While a lot of emphasis is placed on the importance of 'IQ', it is actually EQ that is in many ways more useful in day-to-day life as it is what enables you to communicate and get on well with others, as well as to influence those around you and work well as part of a team. It is critical for a successful career and also integral to any successful relationship – romantic or otherwise. [...]
The art of persuasion is a highly useful skill. In business, it is what you can use to get a promotion, to make a sale or to encourage a particular business decision. At home, it is what you can use to watch what you want on television, or to encourage your partner to move to another part of the country. In short, we are forced to work with people all the time and if you don't want to be constantly making compromises, then it can be highly useful to learn how to persuade. Here we will look at a few tips [...]