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  • Writer's pictureKaren Thrall

What is EQ? (and why it matters)



1. What is EQ?

Many think that having a high Emotional Quotient (EQ) means understanding and expressing your feelings well. But surprisingly, only 20% of EQ is about recognizing your emotional state.


EQ Has Five Important Components


1. Self-Awareness: Understanding one’s own emotions, strengths, and weaknesses, and how they affect interactions with others.


2. Self-Regulation: Managing one’s own emotions, preventing impulsive reactions, maintaining composure, and adapting positively to changing circumstances.


3. Self-motivation: Having an inner-drive that stems from an intrinsic motivation, such as resilience, determination, focus, confidence, and positive self-esteem.


4. Empathy (which is different from being an empath): A desire and ability to connect with individuals, be present, attentive, and take time to understand the perspective of others.


5. Social Skills (which is different from being an extrovert): An ability to adapt well to social situations, engage in conversations, build positive relationships, and communicate effectively.


EQ is important because you’re gaining a happier and more cooperative work environment. Having these skills creates a workplace where people respect and trust each other.

2. In order for EQ to work at its best, all five components are operating at their best.
  1. I am aware of how I’m doing emotionally.

  2. With this awareness, I am managing my emotions well.

  3. By managing my emotions well, I am practicing self-motivation and self-direction.

  4. Because my emotions can impact my environment, I am attentive to others.

  5. By being attentive to others, I am building positive relationships.

3. EQ is glue

It’s messy but it holds everything together.

Talent + Self-Awareness = easy to work with Talent + Self-Regulation = easy to communicate with Talent + Self-Motivation = easy to succeed with Talent + Empathy = easy to be with Talent + Social Skills = easy to build community with


Is it possible to excel in all 5 categories?

4. EQ is a Barometer

EQ is how you’re doing behind what you’re doing.

As we ‘do’ our jobs at work, we use EQ as a barometer to gauge ‘how’ well we are coping, communicating, collaborating, and cooperating. The more you invest in this EQ barometer the more confident, fulfilled, and accomplished you will feel.

5. EQ is About Me and You

The goal is to activate every part of EQ. The first 3 components are about you and how you excel as an independent, unique, and one-of-a-kind human. You are investing in yourself so you can live a deeply fulfilling life. The latter 2 components are about others and how you help others excel as independent, unique, and one-of-a-kind humans. Refreshing! Immensely rewarding!

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