7 Quotes about Emotional Intelligence to Make You Think ...


Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage emotions and there are some enlightening quotes about emotional intelligence that will make you think. In 1985, Wayne Payne introduced this term in his doctoral dissertation and this concept of emotional intelligence was then developed by psychologists Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer in the 1990s. It centers on the belief that emotionally intelligent people can recognise their feelings and rein in their negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety and aggression. Emotionally intelligent people can also work with others to help them recognize their negative emotions and the impact it is having on their lives. It is this emotional intelligence that helps us to remain at peace with the world and avoid conflict. Here are my favorite quotes about emotional intelligence.

1. Aristotle


Anger is one of those emotions that can sometimes spiral out of control, and however how hard we try, we can become engulfed by animosity as a result of something that someone has said or done. Answering softly or remaining calm in the face of adversity can also be a challenge. This quote not only reminds me about the need to remain at peace with others but also, as my mother always used to advise me, to 'choose your battles wisely.' This is one of my favorite quotes about emotional intelligence.

Blaise Pascal
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