Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence in Relationships (+Activities for Couples)

Emotional Intelligence Society

As our society evolves, we are becoming more sophisticated and efficient in a number of ways; more informed, more educated, and ‘smarter’. We measure success in numbers, and prize those who can outshine others. And yet, something fundamental to social relations has been lost. The current mental health crisis has […]

Emotional Intelligence Frameworks, Charts, Diagrams & Graphs

Emotional Intelligence Frameworks

Emotional intelligence, otherwise known as EQ, helps us better understand what motivates others. It also helps us work more cooperatively with others. The more skillful you are at discerning the feelings behind others’ signals the better you will be able to control the signals you send back to them. As […]

Goleman And Other Key Names in Emotional Intelligence Research

History Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is essential when it comes to building a well-balanced life. According to the World Economic Forum, emotional intelligence was ranked as of the top 10 most important workplace skills, when it comes to what workers will need in order to be successful in 2020. Emotional intelligence is a […]

Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Teens and Students

Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Students

Emotional Intelligence is highly important in a teen’s development. There is considerable evidence pointing to its positive role in helping students deal with stress, develop relationships, and handle the transitions facing them. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or a student yourself, you’ve probably become well aware of how it’s been […]

How To Improve Emotional Intelligence Through Training

How to improve emotional training through training

Have you ever noticed your feelings? How often have you stepped into others’ shoes and experienced their emotions? How well do you understand what you feel and why you feel so? Emotional Intelligence is our mind’s ability to perceive, manage, and express emotions effectively in real life. Jack Mayer and […]

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

The importance of emotional intelligence

Do you recognize the emotion you are feeling? Can you manage those feelings without allowing them to swamp you? Can you motivate yourself to get jobs done? Do you sense the emotions of others and respond effectively? If you answered yes to these questions, it is likely that you have […]

13 Emotional Intelligence Activities & Exercises

Emotional Intelligence Activities and Exercises

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve devoted considerable attention to emotional intelligence. This isn’t an accident—our focus on the subject reflects its importance in the positive psychology literature and the value of a culture of emotional intelligence (EI). This piece offers a useful next step for […]

17 Emotional Intelligence Tests and Assessments

Emotional Intelligence Testing

Perhaps you may have heard that what is even more important than a person’s ‘IQ’ is their ‘EQ’, or emotional intelligence, and are interested in learning more. Emotional Intelligence involves, broadly speaking, the capacity to understand and manage emotion. Can this be measured? IQ tests are well-known assessments of cognitive […]

Emotional Intelligence Skills and How to Develop Them

Applying Emotional Intelligence Skills

While it’s only become a more popular buzzword in the past decade, the concept of Emotional Intelligence skills has been around for at least 25 years. Whether you know it as Emotional Quotient (EQ), Emotional Intelligence (EI), or you’re more familiar with the idea of ‘soft skills’ more broadly, EI […]

69 Exercises For Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Leadership Effectiveness using Emotional Intelligence

We’ve already talked about emotional intelligence in other pieces on this website, and we’ve even explored the topic in the context of the workplace. In this piece, we’ll describe the concept of leading with emotional intelligence and go over what it looks like, how the topic evolved to where it […]

The Emotion Wheel: What It Is and How to Use It [+PDF]

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions: What is it and How to Use it in Counseling?

Can you guess how many emotions a human can experience? It’s around 34,000. With so many emotions, how can one navigate the turbulent waters of feelings, without getting lost? The answer: an emotion wheel. Through years of studying emotions, American psychologist Dr. Robert Plutchik proposed that there are eight primary […]

How Mindfulness Grows Emotional Intelligence (+3 Ways to Cultivate Both)

One cannot be emotionally intelligent without mindfulness of one's emotions. Without consistent emotional intelligence, happiness is a mirage in the desert, seen but never reached. Like many skillsets, emotional intelligence (EI) can be cultivated. In the same way that intellectual intelligence is manifested through reading and learning, emotional intelligence can be […]