Emotional Quotient

Emotional quotient is defined as the ability to perceive,  understand  and manage one’s own emotions, often defined by a certain score. There are various models and tests designed to determine the IQ of a person. It is also known as emotional intelligence (EI). EQ is considered to be a key factor in success in many areas of life, including personal relationships, career, and overall well-being.

EQ is made up of several components, including:

Self-awareness: understanding one’s own emotions and how they affect behaviour

Self-regulation: managing one’s own emotions and impulses

Motivation: using emotions to drive behaviour and achieve goals

Empathy: understanding and responding to the emotions of others

Social skills: using emotions to build and maintain relationships

EQ can be developed and improved through various activities, such as learning to recognize and express emotions, practising mindfulness and self-reflection, and developing effective communication and relationship-building skills.

It’s important to note that EQ is different from IQ, which is a measure of a person’s cognitive abilities and intelligence. While IQ is important, research suggests that EQ may be even more important for success in life, as it enables individuals to navigate social situations, manage stress and build strong relationships.