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5 Characteristics Of People With High Emotional Intelligence


“Emotional self-control– delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort”
― Daniel Goleman

These are some of the characteristics of an emotionally intelligent person:

  1. Perfectionist…Not

People with high emotional intelligence know that perfection is impossible and there’s no point trying to demand perfection from themselves or from the people around them.

  1. Motivated

People who are emotionally intelligent are usually highly productive, love a good challenge and are efficient in whatever they do.

  1. Self-Awareness

They know their strengths and weaknesses.  They understand their emotions and can keep it in control.  They do not let their feelings rule them.

  1. Empathetic

People with high emotional intelligence are able to relate to others which is an essential trait in the workplace.  They are usually excellent in managing relationships, listening and relating to others.  They can get through difficult times drama-free.

  1. Change Agents

They are not afraid of change and they understand that it’s part and parcel of life and they adapt well to changes.

Decades of research points to EQ as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.  Are you someone with high emotional intelligence or are you sailing with any high EI seafarers on board?