To help us understand Emotional Intelligence Goleman writes “In a sense we have two brains, two minds – and two different kinds of intelligence: rational and emotional. How we do in life is determined by both – it is not just IQ, but emotional intelligence that matters..” You may be the smartest person in the room but if you can’t control your temper, and work well with others; or your plagued by anxiety and fear you can only go so far.
“Those who are at the mercy of impulse- who lack self-control- suffer a moral deficiency: The ability to control impulse is the base of will and character. By the same token, the root of altruism lies in empathy, the ability to read emotions in others; lacking a sense of another’s need or despair, there is no caring. And if there are any two moral stances that our times call for, they are precisely these, self-restraint and compassion.”
~ Daniel Goleman from Emotional Intelligence