Be Smart About Your Emotions

Learn about and improve your Emotional Intelligence

What it is

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand how people work. And because people are emotional creatures, what that really means is understanding and managing emotions. Bringing intelligence to your emotions helps you make better decisions, makes goal-setting easier, and improves your ability to understand, communicate with, and influence other people.

The Five Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence may seem a little abstract at first glance, but it can be broken down into five learnable skills:

Self-awareness

The ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their effect on other people.

Self-regulation

The ability to control bad moods and emotional impulses, and to channel them in useful ways.

Motivation

The tendency to pursue goals with energy and persistence, even when there are setbacks.

Empathy

The ability to put yourself in other people’s shoes and understand how they are feeling.

People Skills

The ability to find common ground, build rapport, and manage relationships with all kinds of people.

Becoming Emotionally Intelligent

We’re all wired for Emotional Intelligence, but for some of us, it doesn’t come naturally. The good news is that all the skills are learnable. With a little effort, EQ can be developed and improved over time.

To help you get started, we’ve put together all the important stuff you need to know about Emotional Intelligence, as well as some strategies and tips to help you improve your EQ. You’ll receive a 5-minute lesson in your inbox every morning, and after 10 days you’ll know all about the basics of Emotional Intelligence. Give it a try and tell us what you think.

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