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How I was Wrong about Emotional Intelligence

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ.

๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†.

I want to stay in control.

Let me analyze the situation.

Think more deeply.

And take a rational decision.

I donโ€™t want to be uncomfortable.

Let me push away the emotion.

Distract myself.

I don't want to feel.

But by shutting down my anger and sadness emotions, I also muted my joy.

I numbed myself.

Emotionally, I was as flat as a horizontal line.

5 years ago, I thought Emotional Intelligence meant not feeling any 'negative' emotions.

I couldnโ€™t be more wrong.

Emotional Intelligence is not about pushing away emotions. It's about digging deeper and trying to understand our own emotions.

They give information about how we feel and what we want.

Useful information for decision-making, when rational analysis isn't enough.

After reading a lot in the last years, now I understand the power of balancing IQ and EQ.

And I'm not the only one:

"๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฐ% ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜-๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น."

(Source: Capgemini resource institute, 2019)

Keywords: analytics, data, data science, entrepreneurship, personal development

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