Have you come across people who, in all circumstances, are optimistic, compassionate and empathetic? Do they always seem to be in control of their emotions and can express their feelings unabashedly without letting them negatively impact their professional image? Do they seem extremely motivated at all times and have no inertia, self-doubt or impulse? Are they also great with interpersonal relationships and can handle conflicts and negotiations with great chutzpah?
Well then, apart from being ‘God sent’, they are also Goleman’s dream man, woman or transgendered person. These people are possibly using their high Emotional Intelligence (EI) to achieve the elusive win-win outcomes in all situations. But what if emotional self-regulation is not always prosocial? What if having the ideal ‘high EQ’ boss, peer or friend is not the utopian dream you imagined it to be but in fact a murky situation to be in?
Well, Emotional Intelligence is a multidimensiona...
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