Eighteen Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence
Number 1: You have a robust emotional vocabulary. People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so.
Number 2: You’re curious about people. Emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone around them.
Number 3: You embrace change. Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting.
Number 4: You know your strengths and weaknesses. Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at.
Number 5: You’re a good judge of character. Much of emotional intelligence comes down to social awareness; the ability to read other people.
Number 6: You are difficult to offend. Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open minded, which creates pretty thick skin.
Number 7: You know how to say no (to yourself and others). Emotional intelligence means knowing how to exert self-control. You delay gratification, and you avoid impulse action.
Number 8: You let go of mistakes. Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them.
Number 9: You give and expect nothing in return. Emotionally intelligent people build strong relationships because they are constantly thinking of others.
Number 10: You don’t hold grudges. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs.
Number 11: You neutralize toxic people. High EQ individuals control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check.
Number 12: You don’t seek perfection. Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know it doesn’t exist.
Number 13: You appreciate what you have. Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the right thing to do; it also improves your mood because it reduces stress hormones.
Number 14: You disconnect. Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep stress under control and to live in the moment.
Number 15: You limit your caffeine intake. Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.
Number 16: You get enough sleep. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough – or the right kind – of sleep.
Number 17: You stop negative self-talk in its tracks. Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.
Number 18: You won’t let anyone limit your joy. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinion or snide remarks take that away from them.
From the article: 18 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Travis Bradberry – March 3, 2016 – SUCCESS Magazine
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