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Move Over IQ – How Emotional Intelligence is the key to success at Work & in Relationships!

How Emotional Intelligence is the key to success at Work & in Relationships!

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone has had moments in their life where they thought they made a well-calculated decision only to have things backfire or fall flat. Even though being rational and practical is highly valued in our world, it is not always prudent. After all, we’re creatures of emotion, not reason! This is where emotional intelligence or EQ as it now commonly known, comes into play.

Statistics, Research & Study Proves that 80% of Your Success in Life is Determined by Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Which is why according to the World Economic Forum, by 2020, Emotional Intelligence will be one of the top 10 job skills!

So what exactly is Emotional Intelligence?

Simply put, emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capacity to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in a way that has a positive effect or impact. The term Emotional Intelligence first appeared in a 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch, it gained popularity in the 1995 book by that title, written by author and science journalist Daniel Goleman.


A person with a high EQ tends to communicate better, have lesser anxiety and stress, defuse conflicts, empathize with others, have the ability to improve their relationships and effectively overcome any challenges they face.

Emotional Intelligence

One of the biggest cornerstones of being emotionally intelligent or having a high EQ is the ability to have empathy and look at a situation from another person’s perspective. A person who empathizes also has the ability to look at someone not with pity or sympathy (as many do) but instead with understanding and compassion. Having empathy for the opposite person automatically impacts communication and behavior, which are key to any relationship.


Even if you disagree with someone but are willing to accommodate their opinion and point of view, that itself is a major win! Nothing tarnishes relationships faster than rigidity and a narrow perspective.


Through emotional intelligence, we can learn to spot our emotional triggers and respond in a healthy, loving and empowering manner so that relationships don’t just survive, they thrive! By becoming aware of our emotions and our responses, we can learn to respond and deal with situations in a more empowering and positive manner. Emotional Intelligence helps us to make positive changes in our life, which will lead to personal fulfillment, better health, and happiness within yourself and in your interaction with others.

Emotional Intelligence Paves the Path Towards Long Lasting Happiness!


Several studies completed on happiness, one of the key attributes for those that were the happiest were based on the love and relationships they shared with their loved ones


Emotional Intelligence is one of the most effective attributes that can be cultivated for maintaining healthy, balanced and fulfilling relationships. It is possible to do this by learning to be aware of your emotions, given that so many relationships in our lives can be such roller coasters!

Illuminations, the pioneer in the field of wellness and self-empowerment in Dubai offers an Emotional Intelligence Training program that is focused on developing emotional intelligence by addressing issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.


To learn more about how our self-development and certification training programs on Emotional Intelligence and NLP Life Coaching programs can help you, book a Free consultation at Illuminations Well-Being Center in Dubai!

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