You are not born with emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence refers to being aware of what youre feeling , knowing how those feelings impact your performance and being able to manage those feelings as well as being aware of whats going on around you and being able to manage your relationship with others. Theres been 30-35 years of research done on this and the empirical data has connected high intelligence, emotional intelligence with success across gender, age, nationality, ethnicity and industry. The good news is wherever you are, you can always increase, youre not born with emotional intelligence. You can continually increase your awareness and your effectiveness. And even inspiring people and being able to manage teams requires high emotional intelligence. So, just keep learning. I dont see a downside to it. How can a person bring their peak performance to bear in life if they dont cultivate those kinds of awarenesses?