There’s a new measure for intelligence on the scene and it may even be more important than having a high IQ! Emotional intelligence is jumping onto the radars of forward-thinking CEOs and recruitment leaders. Why? Because it affects everyone, both in terms of our personal and professional success.
Emotions are complicated. No matter what we may think, the majority of us are actually unable to identify what our emotions are at the time they are happening. We often let our emotions control us and it’s hard to manage them, especially when they are heightened.
Emotional intelligence is all to do with understanding both your emotions and those of the people around you. Researchers have found that people with high emotional intelligence are able to effectively manage their emotions, recognise specific emotions in others and react to them accordingly.
The good news is that unlike your IQ, emotional intelligence is a skill that you can learn and develop.
So move aside IQ tests! Take the EQ test we have created below to see how emotionally intelligent you are right now and how you may be able to develop and improve for the future.