Blog #4: Round 2 – What Affects Emotional Quotient?

“What Affects Emotional Quotient?”

Effects of Emotional Quotient

What does having low emotional quotient look like and lead to?

Emotional quotient is used to understand and regulate your own moods and emotions, recognize how other people feel and empathize with them, solve problems and get your needs met, and influence others [3], and having low emotional quotient means that you are unable to accurately perceive emotions, both in yourself and others, and you are unable to use that information in guiding your thinking and actions [2]. Having low emotional quotient can also create problems in relationships and your physical and mental health [2]. Having low emotional intelligence can lead to having emotional outbursts and results in hiding emotions from other people because they don’t understand how to manage them [2]. Emotional intelligence has also been associated with overall well-being and higher quality of life and job satisfaction [3], which means that if you have low emotional intelligence levels, you may not be living your most fulfilled life.


What does having high emotional quotient look like and lead to?

Having high emotional quotient is where people are curious and they are willing to ask questions and spend time thinking about other people [4]. A way you can improve yourself in being more curious is by maintaining an open-mindset, which will make it easier to connect with people around you [4]. Curiosity is also a product of empathy, which is one of the greatest ways to get high emotional intelligence levels [1]. The more you care about other people and the different things they are going through, the more you curiosity you will have about them [1]. Another trait that emotionally intelligent people have is the trait of perceptiveness [4]. This trait basically means that they are eagled-eyed in noticing very subtle details of a person’s body language, tone of voice, and word choices [4]. These kinds of people are also very good at spotting liars [4]. All in all, high levels of emotional quotient affects how people manage behaviour, navigate social problems and complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results [1].


Compare high and low emotional quotient, which one is better for general health?

In conclusion, having high emotional quotient levels seems better for general health because you will be living a more fulfilled life [3] and there won’t be as much problems in relationships as there would be when having low levels of emotional intelligence. You will also know how to control and manage your emotions [3] when you have the time and will be able to understand other people [1] and small social cues [4]. A couple of ways that might help you get more emotionally intelligent are: by using humour and play to relieve stress [5], by noting down your strengths and weaknesses [6], by becoming aware of how you use nonverbal communication [5], by thinking before you act [6], and by learning to see conflict as a way to grow closer to other people [5].


[1] Bradberry, T. (2019). 14 signs that you’re incredibly emotional intelligent – and a high performer. Retrieved December 11, 2021, from

[2] Cherry, K. (2020). 9 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence. Retrieved December 11, 2021, from

[3] Rapole, C. (2021). 12 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence – Plus Tips for Building It. Retrieved December 11, 2021, from

[4] Sangerma, E. (5AD). 7 traits of people with high emotional intelligence. Medium. Retrieved December 11, 2021, from,in%20yourself%20and%20in%20others.&text=For%20the%20most%20part%2C%20high,than%20their%20lower%2DEQ%20peers

[5] Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Shubin, J. (2021, October 12). Improving emotional intelligence (EQ). Retrieved December 11, 2021, from

[6] Team, the M. T. C., wrote, M., & Wrote, R. (n.d.). Emotional intelligence: Developing strong “people skills”. Develop your soft skills at Retrieved December 11, 2021, from

2 Replies to “Blog #4: Round 2 – What Affects Emotional Quotient?”

  1. Hey Karen,
    your post was very informative, I enjoyed the visuals which you included and found your evidence and writing compelling!

    When researching about this topic did you come upon any information which linked intelligence quotient and emotional quotient together?
    I’ve read articles on how in this day and age E.Q has been deemed a more valuable asset than I.Q, would you agree?

    If you are interested in the connections between the two, here are some links!

    good luck on your future research!!

  2. Hi Karen,
    I really enjoyed your post and I love how you composed it, especially with the various images. Your writing was very to the point and I love that kind of style of writing. Great job! Hope to see your final product!
    -Aleah V.

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