We’re often led to believe that the only way to succeed is to be blessed with an exceptional IQ.
Findings show that personality traits, or better known as emotional intelligence (EQ), are more accurate predictors of success than actual intelligence levels.
In the words of Daniel Goleman, best known for his work in Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ:
If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
Here’s a compilation of these traits and personality factors. Which one of these traits are you lacking?
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