Intelligence can be measured in many ways: academically, socially, culturally and emotionally. Emotional intelligence is defined by one’s ability to be able to monitor the emotions of others as well as their own.
Here is a guide to help you see if you are emotionally intelligent.
1. You don’t live in the past.
People that are emotionally intelligent have learned to leave the past behind them. They have learned from their previous mistakes and actions and have moved on.
Only a fool trips on what’s behind them.
2. You are very observant.
Emotionally intelligent people are very aware of their surroundings and their peers; from changes in mood to attitude shifts, they notice the tiniest of things. They are very in tune to human behavior; they have learned to read body language, dialogue and attitudes.
I was quiet, but not blind. Jane Austen
3. You’re more than just talk.
You may talk a big game, but you also play a big game. You’re a firm leader that goes through with what you say.
People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do. Lewis Cass
4. You listen.
Others may hear someone speak, but you listen; there’s a difference. Emotionally intelligent people are interested in learning more, and they’ll ask questions and invest in conversations.
The most successful people are those who listen more than talk.
5. You know your strengths and weaknesses.
Emotionally intelligent people are aware of the things in which they excel, as well as those areas that need more improvement, but they don’t allow their weaknesses to define them. Instead, they work on excelling in their strengths, while improving upon their weaknesses.
Admitting your faults isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. James Owen
6. You understand your own feelings.
How can you be expected to understand the feelings of others if you don’t understand how you feel yourself? Emotionally intelligent people are able to define and manage their emotions, working with them rather than against them.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Marley
7. You encourage change.
Some people live life like it’s a broken record, doing the same thing every day, but emotionally intelligent people are constantly changing routines. They are quick to adapt to change and know that change every now and then is healthy and that it leads to success and happiness in the future.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill
8. You know how to say No.
Emotionally intelligent people know the power of saying no. They evaluate opportunities carefully, and seek to find a healthy balance int heir professional life.
Focusing is about saying No. Steve Jobs
9. You know the key to success is sleep.
Emotionally intelligent people know that sleep and rest are is crucial in order to function and be able to be productive. Sleep actually increases emotional intelligence because it allows for stress levels to decrease, it allows for the brain to recharge, and it helps with listening. Emotionally intelligent people know that self control, attention span and memory are all reduced when one doesn’t get enough rest.
Sleep is the best meditation. Dalai Lama
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