Blog #3: Round 1 – What Affects Emotional Quotient?

“What Affects Emotional Quotient?”

Emotional quotient is the ability to understand others, communicate effectively, manage your emotions, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict [3]. This can affect us by driving our behaviour, which impacts our environment and other people [2]. There are four attributes that commonly define emotional quotient; self-management, which includes being able to manage your own impulses, self-awareness, which includes managing your emotions and knowing how to control them, social awareness, which includes feelings of empathy and knowing how or when to care for others, and relationship management, which includes being able to deal with relationships and how to deal with conflict [3]. High emotional quotient levels can also come in handy when you are feeling stressed out [2]. Emotional intelligence is very different from intelligence quotient because intelligence quotient usually refers to your intellectual ability, which includes logic and problem-solving skills [1]. Basically, emotional quotient is focused on how you manage your feelings and intelligence quotient is focused on how you fix problems and learn and adapt to change [1]. Emotional quotient affects a lot of things, including school or work, physical health, mental health, relationships, and social intelligence [3]. Also, research has shown that if you have a higher emotional quotient you will live a happier life in general [4]. In an academic setting, students who have higher emotional intelligence may be less likely to be bullied by other students [4]. High levels of emotional quotient can also aid in the workplace, helping you achieve your goals in the organization and to increase your job satisfaction [4]. Emotionally-intelligent people can also regulate their own emotions and are able to recognize and deal with conflicts, which can be very useful in the long-run [5]. People also are very drawn to people who have high emotional quotient levels, because those people are able to understand social cues, how you are feeling, and what you are trying to accomplish [5]. A way that you can gain a higher emotional intelligence level is by learning how to understand your emotions and understanding why you are feeling them [5]. You might also enjoy learning from yourself through writing in journals about experiences and emotions you felt during those experiences [4]. All in all, emotional quotient is equally as important as intelligence quotient, and both are needed for a successful and positive future.



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4 Replies to “Blog #3: Round 1 – What Affects Emotional Quotient?”

  1. Hey Karen,

    I loved reading your blog post as it caught my eye at the first place since you provided many visual images to help with your ideas and the appearance of this post. I appreciate how you accurately stated the meanings of emotional quotient with many examples. I remember my dad would make me write about the feelings or events that I’ve felt throughout the day and whenever I look back at it in the future, I’m so thankful for my dad since I don’t regret it. Keep up the good work for your next posts!

  2. Hey Karen,
    You have clearly researched a lot about this topic specifically, which is great. I love how you used multiple pictures to make you post more aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching. Moreover, this was a very informative blog to read. I had never heard of the four attributes of emotional quotient nor did I know the difference between them. I like that you took the time to go in depth about what an emotional quotient means and how it implements in our everyday lives in order for your readers to have a deeper and better understanding for your future posts. I also think Shieva’s suggestion in the comment above to go more in depth about intelligence quotients would be valuable information to have. I am excited to take a look at your upcoming blogs. Best of luck!

    Chantal M.

  3. Hi Karen,

    You might want to include your research round question in your post as well as your semester-long question. Looking back on your project plan I can see that your research round question is “What is Emotional Quotient”. Your research is very well done and thought out! Now that you have defined emotional quotient I think your next post will be much more successful (comparing emotional and intelligent quotients. I think it could be helpful to also define intelligence quotients similar to how you did the emotional quotient. You may not need a whole post for this but because we now know a lot about only one of the things you are comparing, it may be hard to become invested in the intelligence quotient.

    Here are some links about the intelligence quotient.

    Hope this helped!

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