Emotional Intelligence, Essential for Success
Teens with a high degree of emotional intelligence are better able to control their emotions and behaviour when things don’t go their way. Students with a high EQ (or emotional quotient) tend to do better in school. They pay attention, take in information, stay motivated, and get along with teachers and classmates.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, understand, and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is a wide range of skills which are critical for emotional well-being and life success.
Someone with a high EQ stands out from the crowd. They have the ability to:
- Work well with others
- Accept and adapt to change
- Build strong relationships
- Make good decisions
- Deal with difficult situations
- Control impulse
- Solve problems
- Communicate clearly.
As with all personality traits, some people have naturally good EQ skills, while others need to work on them. The good news is that everyone can get better! Unlike IQ, a measure of intelligence, people can actually improve their emotional intelligence. Additionally, emotional intelligence is something that develops as we mature.
The best way to develop emotional intelligence is to practice the five skills of emotional intelligence:
Self- Awareness, Emotional management, Empathy, Mood management, Conflict management.
Start developing your emotional intelligence by doing below activities: