Emotional Intelligence Quotes with Graphics
It has been said that Emotional Intelligence is a better indicator of potential success in life than IQ, but what is Emotional Intelligence and how do you get it?
Read on for 10 Emotional Intelligence quotes about:
- Definitions of Emotional Intelligence,
- The Importance of Emotional Intelligence,
- 4 Aspects and Domains of Emotional Intelligence,
- Emotional Intelligence vs IQ (EQ vs IQ), and
- What Emotions Can Do For You.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Here's my simple answer to the question "What is Emotional Intelligence?":
Emotional Intelligence (aka EI or EQ) is wisdom about, and ability to deal with, emotions.
The Good News about Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is developed, not automatic or static. That's good news. That means you can start from where you are and increase your EI.
Here are 10 Emotional Intelligence Quotes with graphics to help you understand what EI is and inspire you to learn how to use emotions constructively in your life.
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
1. Learning how to identify your emotions and use the information they have to offer is like having a superpower.
2. University Professor and Relationship Expert, John Gottman, has this to say about the importance of emotional intelligence:
—John Gottman, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
3. Daniel Goleman popularized the subject of emotional intelligence with his best selling books, including his 1995 book simply titled Emotional Intelligence. In Goleman's theory of emotional intelligence, EQ is at least as important as IQ when it comes to success and achievement in all parts of life.
4. Here's a quote from Daniel Goleman about the cost of not taking care of your emotional awareness, understanding, and skills.
Emotional Intelligence Psychology Definition
5. I've already given you my simple definition of Emotional Intelligence. Here's John Mayer and Peter Salovey's original definition of Emotional Intelligence from 1990:
6. Neuroscientist, Robert Cooper, author of Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Organizations, defines Emotional Intelligence this way:
Four Aspects of Emotional Intelligence
7. In Emotional Intelligence theory, there are 4 aspects or domains of Emotional Intelligence. John Mayer and Peter Salovey describe the four areas to work on to become emotionally smart very simply:
Emotional Intelligence vs. IQ
8. EQ vs IQ is not an either-or thing. It's a both-and thing. It is not intellect over emotion, or vice-versa. You function at your maximum potential when you learn to use both the information in your emotions and other sources of information together.
9. Neuroscientist, Antonio Damasio's take on intellect vs emotion:
What are emotions? What can emotions do for you?
10. From my perspective, emotions are information. Emotions help you know what is going on between you and the world. They are like your own personal radar system always going out and bringing back pings of information. The better you are at labeling your emotions, understanding them, and using the information they have to offer, the better your life is.
For more answers to your emotional questions and help learning how to increase your Emotional Intelligence, check out my EI-related activities, books and recordings created through decades of helping people like you understand emotions and boost their EI to superpower status.
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- Ann Silvers