Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Emotional Quotient (EQ)

EQ, stands for Emotional Quotient, is defined as the value indicating the level of tolerance, empathy and compassion, resilience to bounce back from emotional ups and downs. The concept of "Emotional Intelligence" was first coined by John Mayer and Peter Salovey in the 1980's.

EQ can be more important than IQ. Smart people, children as well as adults, may not achieve success and happiness in life if they lack of EQ, whereas they may be high in IQ. There are plenty of examples available in various famous personalities possessing a very high level of IQ, but comparatively lower level of EQ, resulting different life-problems, especially in inter-personal and social.

Psychologist Danial Goleman's 1995 book "Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ" has brought to the world's attention that it is our emotions, not cognitive skills, that affect our level of relationship satisfaction, health and happiness, and effectiveness in life.

Originally published in Blurtit.com on 24th September, 2006 20:28

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