Benefits of Emotional Intelligence

EI have implications across a wide range of our life from personal relationship to professional settings. Some of these benefits are as follows;

  • Allows individuals to tap into not just thinking capacities but also leverage information and strengths that emotions bring.
  • Takes a realistic and practical view of emotions as opposed to traditional notions that encourage unhealthy suppression of emotions.
  • Facilitates understanding of self and others beyond superficial information.
  • Encourages and enables empathy so that the quality of interpersonal interactions
  • It adds competitive advantage over just cognitive intelligence and technical skills so that individuals are able to pursue excellence and success using a range of intelligences.
  • Allows individuals control over the emotions. It means, one can experience desirable emotions (e.g. joy, love etc.) intensely and avoid undesirable emotions such as angriness, jealously etc.