Quotes by: Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.
However, I began meditating at about that time and have continued on and off over the years.
Making choices that improve things for all of us on the planet is an act of compassion, a simple act we can do any time we go shopping.
Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That's why they look alike.
If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
Whenever we feel stressed out, that's a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.
I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.