I have an IQ. Everyone does but I have never found out what mine actually is. It didn't seem important enough to "know" that kind of knowledge in my former career of Cosmetology. After all, I can say that I have certainly learned MORE from the sum of my client's lifespans, experiences and living skills than I would ever learn in a traditional school of higher learning.
If you are a living, breathing person than you have an EQ. You use it every day, especially if you grew up with siblings, attended K-12 or now have children of your own. Psychologytoday.com defines Emotional Intelligence as "the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: emotional awareness; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes regulating your own emotions and cheering up or calming down other people."
Conflict, I feel, seems to be the biggest reason our Emotional Intelligence is important. A look, a word or an action misinterpreted by someone towards you or from you towards another person will throw a great day into total chaos.
Do you react to conflict or do you respond?
Do you know the difference?
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