How To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

How To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence differs from a person’s cognitive intelligence, which is measured by an IQ test. A person’s IQ relates directly to intellectual pursuits, such as the ability to learn as well as understand and apply information to skill sets. It covers logical reasoning, word comprehension, and math skills. “On the other hand,” explains Trefny, “emotional intelligence involves learning social skills, being mindful of our own feelings, and the emotional state of others as well. It also addresses such traits as initiative, empathy, adaptability, persuasiveness — none of which are measured on a traditional IQ test.”