Emotional Intelligence [EI] refers to Intrapersonal Intelligence;
being introspective and self-reflective capacities.
Strong emotional intelligence is typically found in introverts
who prefer to work alone. These individuals are usually highly self-aware
and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals, and motivations.
They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as
philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject
by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated
with this intelligence.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers,
psychologists, theologians, and writers.
Emotional Quotient [EQ]
Emotional Intelligence is measured as an Emotional Quotient [EQ]
describes an ability, capacity, or skill to perceive, assess, and
manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups.
Self-report measures of EQ include the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
by Bradberry and Greaves, (2005c). The Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
measures the four EQ skills from Daniel Goleman's model:
Debate On EI Definition
The definition of emotional intelligence is constantly changing.
For this reason, some psychologists prefer to distinguish emotional
knowledge from emotional intelligence.
A continuum of emotional intelligence leads to 'social
intelligence', which is more focused on how we manage our emotional
interactions with others [interpersonal], rather than emotional
intelligence, which could be isolated to refer to managing our own