Often in school, we are taught that Intelligence Quotient is the most important element in the success of your career life. Guess what researchers have figured out that the career progress depends 10% on IQ but 90% on EQ.
Lets have a deep dive into what emotional quotient is!
Emotional intelligence (EI), also known as emotional quotient (EQ) and Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).
Although the term first appeared in a 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch, it gained popularity in the 1995 book by that title, written by author and science journalist Daniel Goleman. Goleman defined EI as the array of skills and characteristics that drive leadership performance. The trait model was developed by Konstantin Vasily Petrides in 2001. It “encompasses behavioral dispositions and self-perceived abilities and is measured through self-report.
Studies have shown that people with high EI have greater mental health, job performance, and leadership skills. Although no relationship has been shown and such findings are likely to be attributable to general intelligence and specific personality traits rather than emotional intelligence as a construct, yet they have a direct correlation to your work life and career growth! For example, Goleman indicated that EI accounted for 67% of the abilities deemed necessary for superior performance in leaders, and mattered twice as much as technical expertise or IQ.
So go take an Emotional IQ test today and find out where you stand! Why are the work relationships that you have do not work, why do you feel stuck at times in the job and why is there no clear communication between you and your boss. Answers to your emotional IQ might solve answers to a few problems in your career life!
Test yourself here!