Emotional Intelligence is one’s ability to understand and manage their own emotions as well as those of others. If you know what you are feeling, what your emotions mean and how they can affect other people, it means that you have a high degree of emotional intelligence.
Becoming emotionally intelligence can be even more important than having a high IQ because we live in a society where we are constantly faced with having to communicate - interviews, meetings, conversations. In other words, your ability to interact with others may determine your success in life.
We made this list of some amazing people specialising in Emotional Intelligence to help you find a credible source where you can get the information on how to increase your EQ.
1. Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman is literally the star of EQ. He coined the term and wrote a bestselling book Emotional Intelligence. He is definitely the best person in the world to follow if you are interested in becoming more emotionally intelligent.
Also, if you are an aspiring coach, Daniel has his Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program. The program is in-depth, akin to a professional degree, and is intended for coaches or those interested in coaching for Emotional Intelligence. It draws upon evidence-based behavioral change theory, positive psychology, unconscious bias, compassion training, neuroscience, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Techniques, and Emotional & Social Intelligence. Students will be trained in these concepts and applications, as well as in a defined coaching philosophy they will practice with clients.
2. Amanda Perera
Follow Amanda on Twitter to get your daily dose of wisdom. This account is not about science but about daily life realness and understanding your emotions. It makes you feel like if it was your friend sharing their thought. We think Amanda is doing such a great job supporting people, here are some of her tweets:
“When you embody self-love, you attract better. When you realize your greatness and deservingness, you also recognize it in others and you attract more people that match your frequency”
“Toxic relationships teach you so much once you’re out of them. They allow you to learn what boundaries you need to set & they teach you to love yourself. They also teach you important lessons about what you deserve, and what you will never tolerate again”
“Real beauty is having a beautiful soul”
And so many more!
3. Rolf Degen
Rolf is a science writer and book author in psychology, neuroscience and evolution so his account is all about science! If you love science just like we do, make sure to follow Rolf for a daily piece is the latest research summary. Here are some of them:
“We vastly mispredict how pleasurable our meals will turn out, bearing witness to our "affective forecasting errors”
“Intelligence above a certain level is a hindrance on the mating market, and people value Emotional Intelligence over Intelligence in a potential partner”
“People with nice personality traits are more likely to be cheated on by their spouses”
Got interested? Follow Rolf Degen for more amazing science.
4. Inner Practitioner
This account is very fun and lively - it gives you several short thoughts and ideas a day to contemplate about. Follow it to get some food for thought. It is both inspiring and challenging as it makes you really think about what you are feeling and how you are expressing it. Here is a taste:
“Empaths with high emotional intelligence and strong boundaries are sexy”
“Forgive others not because they deserve it, but because you deserve to be free from resentment”
“It takes a lot of emotional intelligence to remain calm when someone projects and tries to trigger you and bring you down to their level to engage in their negativity”
Pandoraskids is about immunity, losing weight, business tips and daily coaching. Here you can find some great inspirational quotes that will help you to start your day right. They also share some fascinating articles like “17 Things Really Successful People Never Stop Doing” and daily routine tips and tricks.
6. Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYYU-Stern. He studies moral psychology and business ethics. If you are feeling overwhelmed, follow Jonathan’s account because he tweets rarely and constructively due to his belief that social media is damaging democracy.
In his account, Jonathan shares articles and books about science as well as current affairs that are a part of our lives on a larger scale.