Emotional intelligence is one of the best predictors of success. In fact, many studies show that emotional intelligence is a better indicator to success than a higher IQ (intelligence quotient). Take for instance Richard Branson who is dyslexic who couldn't read and write as well as his other classmates in school, but he became one of the richest men in the world. Why is that?
There are several reasons. But the main reason why emotional intelligence is a better indicator is because it shows how much a person can manage and change his daily actions in everyday life. IQ tests don't test that, they just test how fast you can solve a problem on paper. EQ can measure how a person will cope in a real life situation.
Another big difference between emotional intelligence (EQ) and IQ is that it measures how you manage and react with other people. To lead or create a successful business, you need to be able to have effective and efficient workers to do your work. To do this effectively, you have to get people working together harmoniously and this requires you to manage many people's emotions. A high emotional intelligent person can manage this efficiently compared to a low EQ person. IQ test cannot test this.
Also, people who can manage other people's emotions well, they generally have better relationships socially and romantically. People who have high IQ's tend to be anti-social or socially abnormal. People with high emotional intelligence tend to be more socially accepted and more accepted in society.
EQ is a better than a higher IQ. Just because you have a low IQ, doesn't mean that you are not smarter.
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