Emotional intelligence is a significant quality in most successful people as it helps you build interpersonal and social relationships. When probed it was discovered that high achievers have high emotional intelligence. While some may not be aware of these indicators that can prove how emotionally intelligent they are, it is important to know that these elements could be what determines how successful you can become.
1. You are able to give and expect nothing in return
Emotionally intelligent people are able to connect with others because they can offer a piece of their time, energy or resources without expecting returns. Acting this way tends to make a powerful impression on others and help them gain powerful connections.
2. You don’t hold grudges
The desire to seek revenge and get back at someone who has wronged you can be powerful enough to create a negative effect on your health and emotions. Emotionally intelligent people are aware of this fact and they understand that it yields no benefit to hold grudges when the other person poses no imminent threats.
3. You can be grateful for what you have
By being grateful you improve your mood and you are more positive to take on new goals and challenges. Showing such appreciation for what they have helps them to be more beneficial to their environment.
4. You don’t take yourself or others too seriously
You understand your limitations and you also understand the limitations of others. You are not a perfectionist and you don’t expect others to be. Rather blaming others or firing back at them for their mistakes, they roll up their sleeves and try to fix the problems before them.
5. You can disconnect
You understand how to create a balance between work and life. You understand that to become more productive and reach more goals you have to take breaks and avoid any stresses that will put a dent on your mental and emotional health.
6. You are curious
You are always in search for answers and knowledge. You believe that you are not good enough and for everything around you an improvement can be made. This makes others to be attracted to your positive energy as they see possibilities rather than impossibilities with you.
7. You can adapt
You don’t claim to be the victim of change rather you are always adjusting to meet with change. You understand that change is a certainty and you only have to be part of this wheel that keeps on moving.
8. You take care of your physical and mental well being
You appreciate the vehicle to your success, which is your body. Thus you can take care of it by getting enough rest, eating right and maintaining healthy relationships.
9. You can avoid toxic people
You understand that it takes a lot of effort to manage the problems or situations caused by toxic people. You know that it can be frustrating to approach whatever they put forward rationally, so you improve on your skill on not allowing them to have any hold on you.
10. You are self aware
You know your strengths and your weaknesses. You know the environment or situation that can improve your success and those that won’t. Having such knowledge helps you in taking full advantage of those things that will boost your success.
11. You are either committed or not
Emotionally intelligent people don’t sit on the fence. It is either you are into something or out of it. By sitting on the fence or creating such an impression you are unable to commit yourself to purposeful tasks. This leads to a large amount of stress and doesn’t help you channel your energy properly.
12. You can delay gratification
You are disciplined enough to say no to those things that really don’t fit into your priorities. You delay gratification and avoid rash and impulsive actions. This keeps you in the clear and makes you more purpose driven.
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