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Jan, 2014

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

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In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil. Emotional intelligence is important, but the unbridled enthusiasm has obscured a dark side. This article by The Atlantic offers another perspective on the highly-desired leadership trait – EQ. It suggests that “in jobs that required extensive attention to emotions, higher emotional intelligence translated into better performance. In jobs that involved fewer emotional demands, the results reversed.” […]