When measuring someone’s intelligence, the term IQ is used. Yet in the past 50 years, there has become a growing awareness of a measurement called “emotional intelligence” or EQ. The need and value of it is being recognized in more and more avenues.
Our modern day interactions and lack of quality relationships are revealing a lack of emotional intelligence. As a culture, we are missing the equipping needed to process relationships in a healthy manner.
In fact, research is showing that having a high level of emotional intelligence is more important than having a high IQ. Studies are showing that people with average IQs were actually outperforming people with the highest IQ’s 70% of the time. Their emotional intelligence was the missing ingredient that made the difference.
This is revealing that you can be intellectually brilliant, but relationally handicapped. Yet we all know that the quality of our relationships will determine the effectiveness of our lives.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence involves the ability to recognize your emotions as well as managing them in a constructive way. It also involves managing and cultivating healthy relationships through become relationally and socially aware, where you can process and experience love in healthy relationships.
With EI, you recognize what other people are feeling. You can develop empathy and exercise compassion in ways that make a difference in people’s lives. Emotional intelligence works best when each of us takes responsibility to become more emotionally healthy as we learn to grow together.
In this episode, we want to talk about emotions and emotional intelligence. Is this a needed concept that Christians need to be aware of? Are we living in emotional health? What does it look like to live emotionally healthy?
In this episode, we discussed the following areas:
- Our experience in seeing emotional intelligence.
- What emotional intelligence is
- How to open yourself up to a more heart awakened life.
- Where a lack of emotional intelligence shows up.
- Where do you get a sense of emotional intelligence?
- Five key areas that are critical to the understanding of emotional intelligence.
Love the Insights? Join Our Tribe:
Get Two Free Chapters!
Join our mailing list and get a free download of the Introduction and Chapter 1 of God Loves Me and I Love Myself!