Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand the emotion of others
Emotional intelligence is somebody's ability to understand their emotions, understand the emotions of others, and play on that interaction in a positive way for their relationships and their career. Emotional intelligence is important because if you don't know how to interact with others and control your own emotions, you're not going to be able to manage that kind of success that you hope and dream. You know, the career that people would say it's not what you know, it's who you know. And that's true for many industries. So if you have a high EQ or Emotional Quotient that means that you're probably gonna be able to connect with people, so I skip Eskimos, and move upward and your career faster than if you're incredibly smart but don't know how to interact with people very well. Emotional EQ isn't over rated. What you're thinking about [inaudible]. You don't have to have a high EQ in order to be happy. I'm kind of socially retarded in certain ways and so you know, I proved we don't have high EQ myself. So, that doesn't mean that I am unhappy person. I am a very happy person, I have a great relationship, I have a happy family. Maybe I'm not as successful in my career as I could be, maybe I can improve my relationship because of my emotional intelligence but I'm still happy. However, like I said, it's hard to over rate it, when in certain career or field to where interaction with others is a bit of important. So in those cases working on your emotional intelligence could be really important. Also for young adult and teenagers, naturally, a lot of them are going to have a very low EQ. And it's going to be through the paths of the teenager to improve upon that and if you don't work on it at that time then you might run in to wrong side of your life. So depending on the context, you can be over rated or you could be very important.