If you don’t raise your hand and ask if you’re familiar with the term IQ, the answer is probably yes. If you were to ask for the definition of IQ, it would probably be something like this: Or, simply put, it can be summarized as “IQ is a number that determines how smart a person is.” Even if you’ve never taken an IQ test and don’t know what your real IQ score is, you’ve been conditioned throughout your life to understand that you’re lucky to be born with a high IQ. Widely recognized as a desirable door-opening attribute associated with paving the way to success. It has been considered as a kind of measure to measure whether there is a need to increase the possibility of
This traditional way of thinking is being questioned as the importance of Emotional Intelligence, commonly referred to as EQ, draws attention. One key difference between EQ and IQ is that EQ is a score that can increase over time, whereas IQ is thought to be a constant point throughout life.
I spend a lot of time talking to individuals and groups about EQ. In this six-part Bar Talk series, he explores some of the key elements and approaches you can easily incorporate into your life to improve your personal and professional results, along with your relationships with others. to introduce. One of the reasons EQ is such an important topic to learn more about is that it plays a central role in our lives. It is both in managing our thoughts and ways of thinking and in interacting with all the people in our lives. To emphasize their importance, Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., widely considered the pioneer and researcher of EQ, argues that these skill sets are critical in determining the level of health, wealth, and happiness in life. I believe this is a major factor.
Whether you’ve heard the term “emotional intelligence” or not, you see it (or lack thereof) on an ongoing basis, even if you don’t consciously recognize it as EQ. For example, you might be working with incredibly smart industry experts. They are also a nightmare to deal with by being argumentative, condescending, and hyper-critical. At the other end of the spectrum are co-workers who have charming personalities, seem to be known and loved by all, and have every door and opportunity open to them. Communicate effectively with others, collaborate, and navigate the world with ease and with a smile. Chances are, you know someone like this and at some point thought, “They are so lucky!” Not lucky that it repeats itself. The person may have a high level of his EQ and work to maintain sharpness in all areas that shine. In other words, “do what others don’t and get results that others don’t.”
Before delving into different areas of EQ, let’s first pause and consider how our wonderful human brains are wired. All of our senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch) enter the body as signals that travel through the spinal cord to the brain. When a signal enters our brain, the first stop is the limbic system, where emotions are created. These signals then travel to the neocortex, the rational part of the brain, where logic takes precedence. Here’s the problem. Before all these input messages entering our body reach the rational part of our brain, we already have an emotional response to them. This default brain setting worked well for our ancient ancestors when they were hunting for food or fending off predators and facing mortal danger. Our brains haven’t changed with the times, so it’s up to us to develop the practice of recognizing the fact that our emotional reactions are happening all the time, but don’t let them take over. Try it: On life’s great road trips, our emotions are always together.
EQ can be categorized into four areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. In Part 2 next week, we’ll give you an overview of our first personal ability: self-awareness. Each section describes some simple techniques that you can put into practice as soon as you start developing the habit. Like many other self-help concepts, these are easy to do or not to do. But we are confident that the results we are seeing early on will motivate us to continue developing these strong skill sets.
Eric Bartos He is the founder of BAR40 and the author of the internationally acclaimed and best-selling book BAR40: Achifying Personal Excellence. He lives in Center His Valley with his wife Trish, his daughter Riley, and Pug Piper. An adjunct MBA professor at DeSales College, he serves the community as a firefighter in Saukon, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh He Valley, and as a member of the local race. Organizer. Eric has been a runner and racer for his 20+ years, often logging miles on the Saucon Rail Trail.