Next up in the Human Intelligence series:
No matter how well you think you know yourself, we can all benefit from looking inward and taking stock. In the past such introspection could be abstract, but the developing science of emotional intelligence replaces existential musings with standardized testing and quantifiable data.
Emotional intelligence is defined by how well you recognize your strengths and weaknesses, your situational awareness, and your ability to respond appropriately in different social settings. Our emotional intelligence determines everything from the decisions we make to our ability to empathize with others.
What makes emotional intelligence testing so fascinating is that it gives you an objective picture of both your perspective and your behavior patterns. With scores assigned to such elements as your optimism, stress tolerance and flexibility, you gain unique insights into how you balance different aspects of your personality.
This approach can also give you a road map to develop those qualities that you feel could be strengthened.
Jennifer and Jackie discuss how developing this inner toolkit can powerfully impact your business relationships and offer tips for heightening your emotional intelligence.
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