Emotionally Intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is not the cure-all to the world’s problems.

Emotional intelligence is also not about constantly suppressing your emotions, or never disagreeing with others.

Emotional intelligence is a set of skills that prevents you from being dominated by your feelings, and keeps your emotions from getting in the way of making the decision you really want to make–as opposed to the one that “feels right” at the time, but leads to major regret.

In short, it’s about making emotions work for you, instead of against you! Use that information to inform and guide behaviour.

And if you don’t work to develop it, it’s  all too easy to become a victim.