What Is Your Emotional IQ

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We all know that IQ  is not the be all and end all to gauge how intelligent we are.  In fact I believe that there are many types of intelligence: emotional, social, intellectual, intrapersonal, and many more.

Emotional intelligence, popularized  by Daniel Goleman    refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic.

Since 1990, Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer have been the leading researchers on emotional intelligence. In their influential article "Emotional Intelligence," they defined emotional intelligence as, "the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions" (1990). (source Psychology.about.com)

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Today we have a quick quiz to determine just how emotionally intelligent you are

What is Your Emotional IQ?

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.