Emotional intelligence (EQ, as opposed to IQ) is our ability to recognize, understand, and regulate our emotions and to respond to those emotions in constructive ways that allow us to communicate, empathize with others, and overcome challenges.
In other words, it is being tuned into our emotional world and honing the ability to manage our emotions before our emotions manage us.
Curious about your own EQ? Use this 20-question quiz as a self-reflection tool. We’re all still developing EQ, so be honest with your responses and know that it’s normal to have areas for growth. Let’s dive in!