Harvard Researcher Says Emotionally Intelligent People Have These 12 Traits

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A Harvard researcher determined that emotionally intelligent individuals contain these 12 traits.

Emotionally intelligent individuals contain these 12 traits, according to CNBC.

Emotional intelligence has been defined as the ability to identify and monitor emotions. This happens to be the most distinguishable skill of the world's most successful leaders. Studies indicate the more emotional intelligence an employee has, the better their performance. However, mastering emotional intelligence is easier said than done.

Emotional intelligence is comprised of four domains with 12 core competencies.

Self Awareness

  • Emotional self-awareness

Self Management

  • Emotional self-control
  • Adaptability
  • Achievement orientation
  • Positive outlook

Social Awareness

  • Empathy
  • Organizational awareness

Relationship Management

  • Influence
  • Coach and Mentor
  • Conflict Management
  • Teamwork
  • Inspirational Leadership

These are the traits that employers are looking for in future leaders. These skills can be mastered through thorough practice and dedication.

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