14 Signs You Are Emotionally Intelligent
When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.
Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence 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. -You Have a Robust Emotional Vocabulary
_You’re Curious about People
-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
Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep your stress under control and to live in the moment. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even—gulp!—turning off your phone gives your body and mind a break. Studies have shown that something as simple as an e-mail break can lower stress levels. Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an e-mail that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment. -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