Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

I was astounded to hear that only about 15% of the general population has high emotional intelligence. And this figure has nothing to do with general intelligence, wealth or education. The last fact I wasn't surprised with since I have come across many smart people who have trouble managing their emotions. In fact, this doesn't depend on the level of awards one has achieved at Toastmasters either!

But the 15% figure is shocking but maybe indicates that we all need more training on emotional intelligence, especially in order to be successful in life since success often depends on so much on how we interact with others. Here's a good article on emotional intelligence.