Common themes of EQ include:

  • Emotional-Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Responsiveness to Situational Cues
  • Influence
  • Decision-making Astuteness

These dimensions are skill based rather than being native aptitudes, which means they can be taught and learned. (Mallinger, Mark, PhD, and Jess Banks, PHD. Use Emotional Intelligence to Cope in Tough Times, Article)