8 Common Habits Of The Emotionally Intelligent

by Myla Cruz
Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0. says that those in top performing professions are 90% more likely to have high emotional intelligence. For those who want to map a roadmap to this sort of success, there’s plenty to consider. From personal to social competencies, these eight key factors prove to play to the inner-workings of the emotionally intelligent:

Staying Positive

Emotionally intelligent people are able to bypass discerning global news or negative external influences by understanding the gravity in balancing their energy, especially on things they cannot control.

Using an Expansive Emotional Vocabulary

Those considered to have high emotional intelligence contain a vast database of words and phrases, which can describe emotions in an understandable way. This allows for more specific and meaningful communication.

Being Assertive

People with high EQs are generally capable of balancing appropriate manners for different situations. Empathy, kindness, and the ability to assert yourself proves itself particularly helpful in succeeding in professional environments.

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Showing Curiosity in Others

According to Bradberry, it doesn’t matter if someone is introverted or extroverted, emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone. Curiosity is a product of empathy, which is one of the most significant gateways to high emotional intelligence.

Forgive But Don’t Forget

Emotionally intelligent people can forgive, and it’s actually the less stressful route in conflict. However, forgetting leaves one vulnerable to being taken advantage of.

Make Life Fun

Emotionally intelligent people are always looking for ways to maximize enjoyment for everyone around them, because they want to make the most of life. It’s a purposeful perspective of happiness being valuable, and stress being wasteful.

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Have Thick Skin

When you’re emotionally intelligent, it’s difficult for someone to say or do something that gets you going, Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open-minded, which makes getting offended seem pointless.

Avoid Self-Deprecation

Bradberry points out you can stop negative and pessimistic thoughts stemming from your inner voice by writing them down. Once you’ve taken a moment to slow down the wallowing, you will be more rational and clear-headed in evaluating the value of your issues.


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