Eleven signs that you lack emotional IQ

Leadership and success is becoming less relevant to IQ and more synonymous with EQ.

Eleven signs that you lack emotional IQ
11 Signs that you lack emotional IQ

By Travis Bradberry, entrepreneur.com

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“No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You just can’t ignore it.” - Jack Welch

Here are some traits people scoring low in EQ tests share:

  • Difficulty being assertive
    It is common to substitute passivity and aggression for assertiveness.
  • Quick to make assumptions.
    Instead of making decisions based upon initial emotional reactions, give some time to think and reflect on more options.
  • Hold grudges
    Carrying the world on your shoulders can be a health risk.
  • Don't let go of mistakes.
    High EQ individuals are adept at creating a smart balance between forgetting and remembering mistakes.
  • Easily offended.
    High EQ individuals retain a certain gleam in their eye, in challenging situations.

Source: entrepreneur.com