Is EQ The New IQ
IQ is considered as the best determinant of success. But really those who belong to the elite group of awesome IQ level are always successful? While studying this particular facet on what it takes to be successful, EQ – emotional quotient came in to picture.
And many studies show that EQ is a better predictor of your success than your IQ.
Many pieces of research have also gone on to even claim that this particular quotient is more vital for success in every walks of life. And that’s why it is one of the hot topics in the field of business and psychology.
Nowadays you will find many institutes and classes are offering SEL- Skills and Emotion Learning programs. Also, many corporates while hiring, ask candidates to pass EQ tests.
So What Is EQ?
“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy.”
We cannot agree more on this quote by philosopher Aristotle as it perfectly sums up a concept. To simplify the saying one can define the term as individual’s ability to perceive, control, evaluate, and express emotions of their own, and other people’s as well. So people with better EQ can outperform others even if they have lower IQ.
What are the habits and mindset of people who have great Emotional intelligence?
They value emotions and are very capable of managing their behaviors and feelings. They are also motivated and this helps them to achieve goals even the challenging ones.
As per researchers, they have growth mindset that’s they are ready to learn, ready to take up challenges, learn from criticism and persist in times of crisis.
Boost EQ level
As per some meta-analysis from the results of social and emotional learning programs, the answer to that question is yes. If you want to score high on your emotional intelligence then you must start managing emotions.
Find a better balance over expression and suppression and start analyzing all situations from by going into other person’s shoes.
By having better perception you can be co operative and considerate.