Emotional Intelligence is known as the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of the people surrounding you. If you ever encountered a situation where you didn’t quite know how to react to a certain person or how exactly your emotional impact influences yourself and others, keep reading.
There are five factors of Emotional Intelligence:
- Self-Awareness: your emotional impact on others
- Self-Regulation: controlling and directing your emotions
- Self-Motivation: aligning actions with a purpose
- Empathy: understanding other people’s emotions
- Handling Relationships: being able to act and react towards a person
Emotional intelligent people are aware of their emotions and are able to empathize with others. The goal of improving one’s emotional intelligence is not only helping in terms of mental health, but as well in daily life – for example to prevent bullying in schools.
In order to work on your emotional intelligence, you need to start paying more attention to your own emotions and reflect on how they influence you.
You might want to look into these statistics:
One of the top 10 job talents that employers will be on the lookout for is emotional intelligence, according to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report. Mentorprise | Emotional Intelligence
Despite only being 10-15% self-aware, 95% of people believe they are. Statistically, You Are Not Self Aware! | Fierce (fierceinc.com)
Only 36% of people worldwide possess emotional intelligence. Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Tell | Cornerstone University
99% of American individuals who are employed report working with at least one unaware individual. 95% of leaders think they have this quality—but less than 15% actually do | EAB
Personally, I prefer this statistic Meinung zur Wichtigkeit unterschiedlicher Arten von Intelligenz | Statista by Statista, which tells us that Emotional Intelligence was said to be a very important ability (34% said so), while the general IQ was voted for only by around 4%, and both IQ and EQ at the same level by 62%.
Once you understand how this progress works, you can try to empathize with what other people might be feeling. How are they influenced? Picking up their thoughts and understanding how they manage their emotions is not an easy thing to do, but it will help you improve your emotional intelligence and personal development.