What we like about EI:
1. Emotional intelligence (EI) is a critical life success factor. Success in every life sphere depends on the level of EI development you possess.
2. This means that our relationships with partners, family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers are highly-dependent on our emotional intelligence.
3. We can increase EI over our lifetime by practicing simple techniques. Think of it as EI-fitness.
4. We can't change our behavior without understanding our true feelings and emotions. Furthermore, building emotional competence is a key to relationship management.
5. While there’s absolutely nothing difficult about EI training, it can make substantial and lifelong improvements to your quality of life!
6. EI is a popular abbreviation for labelling Emotional Intelligence, though it is not the same. Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor your and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide your thinking and actions.
7. The term “emotional intelligence” (EI) was introduced by Peter Salovey (Yale University) and John D. Mayer (University of New Hampshire) in 1990 in the article “Emotional intelligence,” which was recognized by the scientific community as the very first publication regarding this subject.