IQ is Intelligence.
EQ is Wisdom.
People with high IQ are the brightest in the class. Geniuses or geeks roaming the earth with thick lenses, book in hand, and a permed hair. Well, probably an exaggeration, I know.
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These are your not-so-ordinary-guys that seem to know all the answers to all of your questions. They are the ones who get hired for a job just because they painted their transcript with A’s and probably A+’s.
But why dropouts like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg are so successful even without college degrees?
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Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Intelligence nowadays is not only measured by how smart or “intelligent” you are, it is also measured by how well you do with other people.
Emotional intelligence is recognizing your emotions and other people’s emotions. It is how you manage yourself whenever you are around people. EI is the ability to recognize other people’s feelings and tune in to their emotions forging an environment that is beneficial to all.
Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist, developed a framework of five elements that define emotional intelligence:
People with high EI are usually very self-aware. When a person knows and understands her emotions, she is confident and she is willing to see herself as to who she is. She knows her strengths and weaknesses and because of this, she can adapt to every situation she is in.
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People who can control themselves can overcome any situation in life. They control their emotions like anger or any impulse to make hasty decisions. They are not afraid of change because they trust themselves that they can come out as winners.
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People who are motivated are people who love challenges. Their success is based in long-term goals and they're willing to defer immediate results for long-term success.
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Understanding the people around you, sensitive to their needs and feelings, and their opinions. They are good at maintaining relationships and they are honest in their ways and not judgemental. They are the most considerate person in the world.
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They are the epitome of a great leader. Subordinates are not afraid to approach them to present new ideas. They don’t own credits for themselves but honor those who have contributed to the task regardless of the degree of involvement. Managing conflicts are their specialty. Excellent communicators, and are masters at building and maintaining relationships.
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