Faith-Based Entrepreneurs

Ignite Your Light & Life through the Power of Connection




Emotional Intelligence v. Cognitive Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence v. Cognitive Intelligence by
web site

Send Feedback to Susan Dunn
Print
About Author
Report Problem
Tweet This

Share on Facebook Pin it




DEFINITIONS

Emotional Intelligence - Understanding your own emotions and those of others, and being able to use this information to bring about the best outcome for all concerned. Knowing where emotions come from and being able to manage yours and those of others. Knowing what emotions mean; what information they are giving you. Being able to work well with others as well as alone. Being able to combine cognitive knowledge with emotional knowledge and use them in tandem.

Cognitive Intelligence - Intellectual abilities such as logic, reason, reading, writing, analyzing and prioritizing. These go on in your own head and utilize only the neocortez, not the emotional centers of the brain. These do not involve any people skills per se, i.e., you can solve a math equation by yourself, or write an essay by yourself.

COMPARISONS

  • Being effective both alone and as a team player vs. Only effective when working alone
  • Being able to manage your own emotions vs. Having temper tantrums, sulking or withdrawing
  • Being able to empathize with others and knowing where they're coming from vs. Not being able to grasp the feelings of others and understand how the emotions are affecting the situation
  • Using an emotional appeal to convince someone of somethingv. Using an intellectual appeal to convince someone of something
  • Knowing that motivation is a feeling word v. Thinking that motivation is a thinking word

    EXAMPLE

    Bill was brilliant in his field and the best IT person in the office as to technical skills, but his people skills were very low. He was abrasive, arrogant, short-tempered, and a perfectionist. Other people didn't like to work with him, and he was unable to explain things in terms other people could understand.

    Mary, who was also in the IT department, had good technical skills and a good education, though it was less than Bill’s. However, her emotional intelligence more than made up for this. She was able to handle herself and other people well and to explain things calmly and clearly. People loved to work with her and requested her by name. She received promotion after promotion because of her technical expertise and her high emotional intelligence.

    KEY POINT

    Many people with very high IQs (cognitive intelligence) do poorly in work and relationships because they have low EQs (emotional intelligence). They sabotage themselves because they can't manage their own emotions or those of other people, and they sabotage projects because they may have all the logical, rational and analytical “answers,” but they don’t have the “soft” skills to move a project forward.

    BENEFITS

    Emotional intelligence accounts for more success and happiness in life than intellectual intelligence.

    RELATED DESTINCTIONS

  • Soft skills plus hard skills vs. Hard skills only
  • Knowing people v. Knowing facts
  • Thinking and feeling v. Thinking only

    Susan Dunn, MA, The EQ Coach, http://www.susandunn.cc , mailto:sdunn@susandunn.cc. Coaching, Internet courses and ebooks around emotional intelligence for your personal and professional success. Coach Certification Program - fast, affordable, no-residency, training coaches worldwide. Email for free ezine.

    Please scroll down to leave a comment below...

    Contact the Author

    Susan Dunn
    Women's Issues
    sdunn@susandunn.cc
    Susan Dunn's web site

    awesome comments



    This article has been viewed 32810 time(s).

     

     


  • Upcoming IgnitePoint Events

    Ignite your light, life and faith at an upcoming live IgnitePoint city event. Also find out how you can become a speaker at one of these events!

    IgnitePoint - Atlanta
    Spring 2015


    IgnitePoint - Salt Lake City
    Summer 2015

    Imagine a TEDxR-style event where you can mention God, Jesus Christ and tell your faith-promoting stories! Learn more here.



    Featured Collaborator

    Lisa Rae Preston


    Lisa Rae Preston, creator of the STEP into Destiny Core-Passion Test, teaches folks how to step inside others' brains, watch how they think and know exactly how it feels to "walk in their moccasins." Lisa Rae's innovative research in human behavior reveals the brain and language patterns of four specific core-passion types. She focuses on helping entrepreneurs establish trusting connections with their clients and potential customers through speaking to their exact brain patterns. Online since 2002, Lisa Rae's goal is to share this innovative method of communication with entrepreneurs, coaches, and teachers. You may take the STEP Core Passion Assessment for FREE here. Meet Lisa Rae...

    You can be featured on our site! Ask How!

    Books by this Author

    How to Attract Your Dream Man & Marry Him
    Susan Dunn is "How to Attract your Dream Man" Expert for a major website. This ebooks is for women 40 and over. We demystify the dating process, tell you what works and what doesn't if you want marriage, how to gain confidence and get in control of your dating. Also what Internet sites to use and how to work them.

    How to Develop Your Child's Emotional Intelligence
    How to Develop Your Child's Emotional Intelligence
    You know by now that one of the most important parenting tasks is to give your child good emotional intelligence. It can be more important to their success in life than their IQ, and it can be taught. Leading international expert on emotional intelligence Susan Dunn gives you practical tips on how to do it.