Signs of High Emotional Intelligence in a Person

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When you sense someone’s mood correctly and relate accordingly.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When your boss says that “your idea is great” when you know that you have not done your best because your child was sick the whole weekend.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When your insignificant other brings home things you need — without you asking him.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When your friend listens to you while you rant about your difficult day without once interrupting even though he has someplace to be.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When your colleague listens to your project idea and gives his input even though you are his competitor.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

In a company meeting, when everyone is shouting at each other because they could not come up to an agreement and one guy inside the meeting calmly suggests a compromising solution without dismissing anyone.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you pass through the most difficult time in your life. And you say “ Life is teaching me a lesson” rather than “Why is this happening to me?

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you are bombarded by many negative people throughout the day and yet manage to maintain your positive attitude despite all kinds of temptations from the environment.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When someone close to you hurts you in an unforgivable way and you manage to find within you the courage to forgive not for the sake of the other person but for yourself.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you meet many people and still manage to keep your perspective.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you live with someone and not lose your own personality.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you remain calm when someone blatantly ignores you.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you put yourself in the other person’s shoes even though you have your own issues to deal with.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

When you care, truly care about others.

That is a sign of high emotional intelligence.

People with high emotional intelligence care.

There are people in this world who are highly amazing.

And you wonder how they do it.

When they are with you, they give you their undivided attention.

They look at you when they converse with you.

They listen to you.

You can tell that by the way their posture is leaning towards you and they are nodding their head now and again.

They seem to understand what you are feeling.

And you know that by the way they remain silent when you don’t want to talk.

And you know that by the way they respond to your mood changes.

And you know that by the way they empathize with you.

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