They also know who pushes their buttons and the environments (both situations and people) that enable them to succeed.Having a high EQ means you know your strengths and you know how to lean into them and use them to your full advantage while keeping your weaknesses from holding you back.Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them.The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into nuggets of improvement.Our research shows that only 36% of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions.People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so.Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free.
The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence.
When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.
This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.
What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.
All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur.