Goleman, and psychologists who came before him, recognized that the way people dealt with their emotions had a great deal to do with the success they achieved in life. The benefits of developing one's emotional intelligence eclipse the benefits of dwelling on developing standard IQ.
Emotional Intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and others. ~Daniel Goleman
Tomorrow we'll look at the benefits of having a high emotional intelligence.
(I must say that the following video echoed a psych experiment I designed back in 1975-- it didn't meet with much enthusiasm from my prof-- he was definitely more wed to ramping up the "science" credibility of experimental psychology and eons away from the area of emotional intelligence. I heard on the radio today that they are planning to have police trained in behavioral cues in airports... people who can pick up face contortion and gestures are of more value in picking out prospective terrorists and other criminals than are sniff dogs or minimum-pay security workers.)