Definition of emotional intelligence in English:

emotional intelligence

noun

  • [mass noun] The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

    ‘emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success’
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    • ‘In fact, there's a school of thought that suggests emotional intelligence - one's ability to read the moods of others and communicate with them openly and constructively - counts for more in leadership roles than sheer brainpower.’
    • ‘She said that emotional intelligence, including personality and maturity level, has some bearing on the job satisfaction of perioperative nurses.’
    • ‘Emotional control is one trait of emotional intelligence which has to be put carefully into perspective.’
    • ‘Behavior management includes helping campers develop social skills and emotional intelligence.’
    • ‘I would hesitate to place a lesser value on emotional intelligence.’
    • ‘Various fun activities were arranged for the children to gauge their developing abilities according to age, judging both mental and emotional intelligence.’
    • ‘Emotional intelligence also involves the ability to read other people's emotions correctly.’
    • ‘But her emotional intelligence and almost insular indifference to industry pressure in her music continue to distinguish her from the "singer-songwriter" clichés framing so many current pop singers.’
    • ‘But can emotional intelligence, the ability to perceive, understand and manage emotions, be learned?’
    • ‘Communication is essential to emotional intelligence.’
    • ‘However what she lacks in specific knowledge she more than makes up for in emotional intelligence.’
    • ‘He suggests that schools focus on their students' emotional intelligence along with their academic work.’
    • ‘How can these youngsters learn emotional intelligence for the workplace, or lead happy personal lives, when they are spoken to with such brusque disrespect?’
    • ‘It makes sense to me, because good management is about having a high emotional intelligence and about communication.’
    • ‘The same appreciation of the capacity for sympathy and empathy underlies the current vogue for emotional intelligence.’
    • ‘They have suffered through overwork, failing to balance work and home, failing to develop their emotional intelligence and being the victims of a 24-hour work-oriented culture.’
    • ‘Test yourself on everything from your emotional intelligence to your compatibility with your mate.’
    • ‘Because decisions are not based solely on reason and logic, emotional intelligence is clearly important to success.’
    • ‘Indeed, many factors - high emotional intelligence, mentors, parents and the right interventions, to name a few - can buffer the storms of adolescence, he and the other presenters agreed.’
    • ‘Whilst Craig has been blessed with a towering intellect, he is somewhat wanting when it comes to emotional intelligence.’