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How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Huffingtonpost.com offers a brief quiz that might help you determine your emotional intelligence level. Many people are extremely hard workers with high IQ levels, but one article we find pretty relevant acknowledges the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ). We agree that in many ways, emotional intelligence can be equated to “street smarts” as opposed to “book smarts” because it is paramount in helping us self-regulate, successfully interact socially, and connect with other people through empathy. This article offers 14 indicators that you are an emotionally intelligent person, and could also be used as a tool to work on some areas where you feel you need improvement. A couple of high EQ indicators are how well you get along with other people, to what degree you trust your gut instincts, and whether you know when to “say no.”