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10 Signs You’re Emotionally Intelligent (and 5 Signs You’re not)

While we’ve come a long way from thinking that IQ (the intelligence quotient) is an accurate marker of someone’s smarts, researchers have started to pay closer attention to EQ (the ‘Emotional Quotient’). EQ is used to describe a person’s emotional intelligence – or rather, how capable a person is of recognizing their emotions and the emotions of others, while responding in proportion to the situation.

Turns out, EQ has far more to do with how successful a person will become than many other factor, say researchers. While trauma and mental illness can add immeasurable complexity to the mix, here are fifteen clear signs of emotional intelligence to pay attention to.

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