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Signs that you lack Emotional Intelligence

Here are some of the tell-tale signs that you need to work on your emotional intelligence:

  • You often feel like others don’t get the point and it makes you impatient and frustrated.
  • You’re surprised when others are sensitive to your comments or jokes and you think they’re overreacting.
  • You think being liked at work is overrated.
  • You weigh in early with your assertions and defend them with rigor.
  • You hold others to the same high expectations you hold for yourself.
  • You find others are to blame for most of the issues on your team.
  • You find it annoying when others expect you to know how they feel.

So what can you do if you recognised yourself in this list? In this Harvard Business Review article, written by Muriel Maignan Wilkins, you will find four strategies:

  1. Get feedback.
  2. Beware of the gap between intent and impact.
  3. Press the “pause” button.
  4. Wear both shoes.