Once upon a time, people with high emotional intelligence were looked at as a bit superfluous in the workplace. It was the organizational equivalent of giving someone a pat on the head, and saying “isn’t that nice?” then moving on to the next thing. In other words, people with high EQ were sent to the back of the room. But I am loving this Success magazine story, which points to research from Dr. Travis Bradberry that finally vindicates those who have been told to dim their light or downplay their sensitivity and perceptiveness. It now proves that 90% of top performers in business have high emotional intelligence. In case you always suspected you had high emotional EQ and are still trying to figure out how to maximize your gifts, here are a few behaviors that identify high EQ individuals:
You’re curious about people
You embrace change.
You’re a good judge of character.
You know how to say no.
You let go of mistakes.
You don’t hold grudges.
You don’t seek perfection.
Read this great article to learn more. I am always so inspired by those who have high emotional EQ, and I love learning about the things that make each of us who we are. Do you have a high EQ? Are you a leader? How do you work to support those who have high EQ?