What's Your Emotional Intelligence?

Have you ever noticed how some people know exactly what to say to raise the spirits of those having a bad day? Or can admit to their mistakes and overcome setbacks while being calm, cool and collected? These attributes can be attributed to Emotional Intelligence, or the ability of a person to understand their own emotions and the emotions of others. This includes…

Self-awareness: understanding yourself and how you affect others
Self-management: thinking before you act
Motivation: remaining optimistic and driven by passion
Empathy: listening to others and considering their feelings when making decisions
Social communication: clearly expressing your emotions

Studies even suggest that there is a connection between emotional intelligence and succeeding at work. To find out your score, take this Emotional Intelligence Quiz. And have no fear – everyone can improve. 

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