Emotional Intelligence (EI) also commonly known as Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the ability of an individual to manage, evaluate and perceive emotions. The EQ defines how a person uses his/her emotions to react to various situations and make decisions. It helps a person to stay strong, emotionally balanced, and maintain healthy relationships with everyone they are associated with whether personally or professionally.
Various assessments and evaluating tools are available to measure the Emotional Quotient of a person. Just like IQ (Intelligence Quotient), EQ also plays an important role during the recruitment of a candidate. In a way, a candidate’s emotional capability to handle emotions and respond to various circumstances is important to balance work and personal life.
Mainly there are 5 attributes of Emotional Intelligence
- Social skills/ Relationship Management
Where does a person’s EQ affect his/her life
- Life at school/college
- Life at work/office
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Social intelligence