Definition of emotional intelligence in English:

emotional intelligence

Line breaks: emo|tion¦al in|tel¦li|gence


[mass noun]
  • The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically: emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success
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    • He suggests that schools focus on their students' emotional intelligence along with their academic work.
    • They have suffered through overwork, failing to balance work and home, failing to develop their emotional intelligence and being the victims of a 24-hour work-oriented culture.
    • How can these youngsters learn emotional intelligence for the workplace, or lead happy personal lives, when they are spoken to with such brusque disrespect?

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