Emotional Intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ), is a recent behavioral concept. In contrast to intelligence quotient (IQ), which is a measure of intellectual ability of a person, emotional intelligence (EQ) measures the ability of a person to perceive, understand and manage the emotions of self and others.
It refers to an individual’s ability to understand others and communicate with them. For some people, emotional intelligence is more important than intellectual ability in the success of one’s professional career and personal life. For others, there is a consensus that emotional intelligence is just as important as intellectual ability in one’s success. Continue reading