Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How To Know For Sure

What’s emotional intelligence and how can it benefit you? How does an emotionally intelligent person stand out from the crowd?

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”

This is what Dr. Daniel Goleman, well-known writer and researcher on leadership who wrote the best-seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, believes. Goleman has devoted his work to finding out what makes people successful. And he believes that it all comes down to emotional intelligence.

An emotionally intelligent person is like that shooting star in a dark night, which illuminates the whole sky. Emotional intelligence is that tool which saves you from the future unseen contingencies like a verbal lash with your boss, a sudden rise in the prices and so on. In these situations, it takes high tolerance power and strong emotional capabilities  to keep yourself sane.

Emotionally intelligent people are fully aware of three important aspects in their lives- What they want? Why they want it? And when they want it? These are the people who not only take decisions for themselves, but also stick to those very decisions too. They go with their instincts rather than others’ advice. They call their own shots, rather than being dragged by life.

Not sure how to recognize an emotionally intelligent person? Here’s a round-up of 6 qualities that differentiate people with high EQ.


People with high EQ have a deep awareness about the self, which resonates in every decision or choice they make. They know how to magnify their strengths and use them as weapons to hide their shortcomings. Their strong faith in themselves shines through their face as confidence and makes them look eternally beautiful, inside out.

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Relentless Optimism

People with high emotional intelligence have high self-awareness which ultimately makes them downright optimistic. They breed positive attitude in every situation in life. You will feel as if they constantly live in an optimistic bubble, that you just cannot break open. Such people believe in filling their life with so many positive things that the negative become insignificant.

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Responsiveness To Change

These are the people who have the grit and audacity to take every kind of change in full stride and not complain about it. They love to stand in the gravity of all the circumstances and face it with a strong footing. In fact, they get a certain high from challenging and changing situations. Mediocrity is not in their blood.

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Emotionally intelligent people are really empathetic, which means they have the ability to deeply understand the grievances of their workforce and motivate them genuinely.

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Emotionally intelligent people are ridden with really deep curiosity levels which empower them to extend their knowledge base and be stunningly confident about it too. They love asking questions and building upon their knowledge reservoir.

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Emotional Balance

Such people tend to strike a balance between work & play and enjoy changes as they come. They seldom complain or get sad with themselves.

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So what are you waiting for? Rate yourself on the scale of emotional intelligence and keep improving. 

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