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Q. Give me one reason that I should care about my level of EQ!

A. Here are several reasons, gleaned from studies on the topic. I’ll divide them into personal-life and professional-life categories, although it can be difficult to separate them.

Personal life—Possessing high levels of EQ can:

Professional life—Possessing high levels of EQ can:

Note: Studies have shown that successful managers typically have high EQ, while less successful managers typically have low EQ (but often have a high IQ).