Is a more holistic approach to Emotional Intelligence (EQ) designed for Parents and Teens to better understand the inner workings of their minds. Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand and manage one’s own feelings and emotions, providing great insight into how this emotion dictates behavioral patterns and motivation.
We are very familiar with “IQ,” which stands for “intellectual quotient” it refers to how someone may perform academically. However, IQ is ONLY one measure of our abilities. It does not encompass all our potential.
The reality is that there are many other types of intelligence besides our intellect. For instance, Spatial Intelligence (SP) or Special Memory (SM) is the ability one has to think in 3D; architects, engineers, and individuals dedicated to the construction industry usually have a high SI or SM. The ability to play music, recognize rhythm and tones belongs to Musical intelligence (MS). Other individuals have other types of intelligence; for instance, artists have a specific sensitivity to beauty and what beauty means, and they can express it through different media. Athletic and mechanical abilities are other types of intelligence.
However, our culture worships intellectual intelligence (IQ), and it does not necessarily dedicate as much time to cultivate other types of critical intelligence(s), such as Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI).
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage our emotions. It is sometimes called EQ (or EI) for short. Just as a high IQ can predict top test scores, a high EQ can predict success in social settings and emotional situations. EQ helps us build strong relationships, make good decisions, and deal with difficult situations. In fact, some studies show that EQ is more important than IQ when it comes to being successful in school, at work, or having a more fulfilling life.