What is Emotional Intelligence?
(named so by Daniel Goleman) is a measure of social skills, or your "emotional
IQ". According to his book "Emotional Intelligence", your amount of emotional
intelligence determines 80% of your success in life.
Another expert in the field of neuropsychology, Howard Gardner, also has a theory on intelligence. His theory of multiple intelligences is less about "How smart are you?" and more about "How are you smart?". His 8 intelligences are as follows:
Verbal/Linguisic (Word Smart) -- The ability to think in words. Finding reading, writing, speaking and listening to be enjoyable.
Logical/Mathematical (Math Smart) -- The ability to think in patterns. Enjoyment in working with numbers and abstract relationships, problem solving, reasoning logically.
Visual/Spatial (Art Smart) -- The ability to think visually. Enjoyment in working with images, mind mapping, visualizing, drawing charts and diagrams.
Musical (Music Smart) -- Thinking through tone and rhythms. The enjoyment of rhythm, melody, patterned sound, songs, rap, dance and likes to listen to music when studying.
Bodily/Kinesthetic (Body Smart) -- The ability to think through motion. Enjoyment in processing information through touch, movement, acting things out, and hands-on experience.
Interpersonal (People Smart) -- Thinking through interaction. Enjoyment in sharing, cooperation, teaching, interviewing, and relating with others. Sensitivity to the moods, intentions, and feelings of others.
Intrapersonal (Self Smart) -- The ability to think metacognitively. The enjoyment of working alone, self-paced instruction and individualized projects.
Natural (Nature Smart) -- Thinking through nature. Enjoyment of observing and studying animal and plant life as well as geographic formations.
What Intelligence am I?
In summary, while IQ does have a relationship with success, it is by no means the only measure of intelligence.
Do animals have emotion?
Where did human emotions evolve from?