By: Christina Nguyen
Happy October! October is the first full month of fall, but did you know that it’s also Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month? Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to understand and manage our own emotions and recognize them in others. Our level of emotional intelligence influences several facets of our everyday personal and interpersonal lives, such as our social skills and the empathy we feel for others.
Since the workplace is an interactive, interdependent setting, emotional intelligence has several pragmatic benefits. A good EQ (emotional quotient) can help us empathize with our teammates and facilitate more cohesive, drama-free teamwork in general.
With how much there is to gain with a high EQ, it’s not too ...