Do You Have the Five Key Traits of an Emotionally Intelligent Person?

  1. Self-awareness. This encompasses knowing one’s strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and impact on others. You’re confident in yourself, can realistically assess yourself, and have a thirst for constructive criticism.
  2. Self-regulation. You’re able to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods. You’re comfortable with ambiguity and change and possess integrity and trustworthiness.
  3. Motivation. You relish achievement for its own sake. You have a passion for the work itself and new challenges that come your way. You are optimistic in the face of failure and have unflagging energy to improve.
  4. Empathy. You understand other people’s emotional makeup and are sensitive to cross-cultural references. You have expertise in attracting and retaining talent as well as the ability to help in others’ development.
  5. Social skills. You’re good at building rapport with others to encourage them to move in their desired direction. You have expertise in building and leading teams, extensive networking, and can be persuasive. You are also effective in leading change.



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