14 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

emotional intelligenceI’ve talked about emotional intelligence (EI) as it relates to your career on the Open Door Blog before. Why is it so important? Because our emotional intelligence – the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others – can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success.

Daniel Goleman, author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, told the Huffington Post that there are five components of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social skills and empathy.

Not sure how emotionally intelligent you are? Here are 14 signs you have high emotional intelligence:

  1. You’re curious about people you don’t know.
  2. You’re a great leader.
  3. You know your strengths and weaknesses.
  4. You know how to pay attention.
  5. When you’re upset, you know exactly why.
  6. You can get along with most people.
  7. You care deeply about being a good, moral person.
  8. You take time to slow down and help others.
  9. You’re good at reading people’s facial expressions.
  10. After you fall, you get right back up.
  11. You’re a good judge of character.
  12. You trust your gut.
  13. You’ve always been self-motivated.
  14. You know when to say “no.”

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