Emotional Intelligence: What Is It? Why Is It Important?

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Definition of Emotional Intelligence

"Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, describe, identify, learn from, manage, understand and explain emotions." (From EQI.org)

There is a lot of excellent material on E.I. on the EQI.org web site--articles, definitions, research results, etc.

An article titled "Emotional Intelligence: Implications" from John D. Mayer's website on E.I at the University of New Hampshire.

What is your emotional IQ? A test you can take to help you assess your level of emotional intelligence

Are other species emotionally intelligent?

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